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Salolampi in 2018

CONNECT!

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

ADULT & FAMILY EVENTS email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

Exciting Year Ahead!

PLAN NOW!

SALOLAMPI 2018 SESSIONS

Following a Banner Year, Salolampi Moves Ahead! by Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg, Ph.D. Salolampi Dean V

Spring & Fall Work Weekends/Alumni Reunion (see story inside this issue)

Spring, May 18–20 Fall, September 21–23

Spring & Fall Adult Weeks

2018 Salolampi Adult Week Scholarships

(see story to left)

Spring, May 19–25 Fall, September 8–14

Three Salolampi Foundation scholarships will be available to 2018 Adult Week villagers. Those who register as a FIRST TIME villager will be eligible for a $50 discount. An EARLY discount of $50 is also available to all who register before April 1 for the May Adult Week session and for those who register before July 1 for the September Adult Week. An Adult Week villager traveling more than 500 miles is also eligible for a $50 travel scholarship. The scholarships continue to assist adult villagers to decrease the $850 adult registration rate, and $770 rate for seniors (65+) and college students. Each session continues to attract villagers from near and far for a week that bonds friendships and grows greater appreciation of the Finnish language and culture.

Family Week

(see story inside this issue)

June 11–16 Adults, ages 19–99 Children, ages 0–18 Nordic Family Week

(see story inside this issue)

Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish July 16–21 Culinary Arts/Handicraft Weekend November 9–11 Adults, ages 19–99 Children, ages 0–18

Spring Adult Week: May 19–25, 2018 Register before April 1 Fall Adult Week: September 8–14, 2018 Register before: July 1

For information & to register for these sessions & events, contact: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-4502214 or 218-586-8600. For more details, visit concordialanguagevillages.org

Come to Spring Weekend/Alumni Reunion – May 18–20, 2018 Fall 2017 Work Weekend was a great success. For former and present Salolampi staff, villagers, and lovers of Salolampi, the weekend grew into a time to work together, reminisce, and enjoy Salolampi.

weekends. We look forward to new projects and new and old faces next spring. Start planning for another great reunion opportunity! (The Fall 2018 Work Weekend/Alumni Reunion is September 8–14.)

Work Weekend is a unique opportunity for a village reunion that will hopefully grow at upcoming work

“I look forward to Salolampi 2018, making new friends, learning new words and songs, learning more about my ancestors and their culture, and eating amazing foods. Ystävällisin terveisin!” – Nora Wikstrom

by John Jussi Hanson, Salolampi Foundation President

PLAN NOW!

Finnish Culture & Connections Weekend April 6–8 Adults, ages 19–99 Children, ages 0–18, on request

SALOLAMPI VILLAGE is located at 10915 Ojutkangastie NE, Bemidji, MN 56601, northeast of Bemidji, Minnesota, on Turtle River Lake, County Hwy 20.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION OFFICERS

John Hanson President New Brighton, MN Kaisa Syväoja V President Elect Bemidji, MN Susan Harstad V Past President Mankato. MN Mauno Silpala Treasurer Champlin, MN Richard Castro Secretary Winnipeg, MB, Canada

DIRECTORS

Marlene Banttari St. Paul, MN Joanne Bergman St. Paul, MN Sara Ahlgren Bogie V St. Paul, MN Elizabeth Brauer V Minneapolis, MN Katherine Brauer V Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies Ken Daniels Blaine, MN Linda Warpula Davis Maple Grove, MN

Gil Kinnunen West St. Paul, MN Kaarina Kotkavuori St. Paul, MN Donna Kovala Osage, MN Eric Maki Hayward, WI Heidi Marttila-Losure Frederick, SD Ruthann Swanson Minneapolis, MN Paavo Taipale V Lauderdale, MN Tiina Watts Provo, UT

REGIONAL DIRECTORS Claudia Adkins Tampa, FL Valerie Knuuttila Stockholm, SK, Canada Jim Kurtti Painesdale, MI Steve Leppälä Hermantown, MN Crystal Patterson Owensboro, KY Jennifer Porter Espoo, Finland Larry Saukko Duluth, MN

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Rosanne Wulff Angeli Ironwood, MI Mike Anuta White Bear Township, MN Erikki Daniels V St. Anthony, MN Evelyn Eskeli Minneapolis, MN Mary Ann Gomsi Hibbing, MN Dana Halberg Little Canada, MN Dan Karvonen Crystal, MN Ove Lilja Stillwater, MN Ivy Nevala Cedar Grove, WI Marvin Nevala Amery, WI Arlene Putikka Tucker Hermantown, MN Ed Watts Provo, UT

HONORARY MEMBERS

Elaine Anuta White Bear Township, MN Ken Lahti Eveleth, MN Claire Seppi Virginia, MN

TO RECEIVE SANOMAT NEWS ONLINE, visit www.salolampi.org TO REMOVE A NAME FROM THE MAILING LIST, email ruthann@ars-services.com or write: SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION, PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

Visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Mark Wirtanen Hibbing, MN

DEAN

Amy Tervola Hultberg New York Mills, MN

V

EXOFFICIO Concordia Language Villages

Christine Schulze Executive Director, Concordia Language Villages Moorhead, MN Martin Graefe Group Director, CLV Bemidji, MN Ross Dybvig Asst. to the Group Director, CLV Minneapolis, MN Sara Williams Registration Specialist, CLV Adult Weeks Bemidji, MN Of the 15 Concordia College Language Villages, Salolampi is the only village that has an organized, active foundation comprised of 20 loyal volunteers who meet three times per year. Various committees help to determine the direction and future of Salolampi. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please contact us.

We all come to Salolampi as learners, facilitators, and citizens, and we leave profoundly impacted and undoubtedly changed. Professional staff from Finland and America broadens our offerings and opportunities. With nine native Finns and numerous Finnishspeaking Americans teaching language and culture, we dream that Salolampi will continue to grow and to reflect accurately the diversity of the people who learn here. Partner organizations of all kinds have come forward to accept the sponsorship challenge and to build new relationships with families. The Partnership Organization Scholarship benefits every individual coming to Salolampi, and organizations gain eager participating families. Since we are all about Salolampi, I offer an irresistible weaving analogy: We believe that individuals, partners, and organizations see themselves through the eye of the same heddle. When we see ourselves through the similarities, a more authentic potential is possible together—yhdessä.

Summer Recap

Our 40th summer was an unparalleled experience for villagers and staff. We welcomed nearly 150 villagers, 10 staff from Finland and a multi-day visit from the Finnish Embassy. All

of this is possible with a robust and dedicated Language Community that works year around in coordination with Concordia Language Villages and Salolampi Foundation to raise awareness, contribute to enrollment and deliver fun and transformational experiences at Salolampi. We introduced a new Nordic family week together with our neighbors and will continue working collaboratively to offer new flexible programming through the year. During FinnFest, I had the great honor to attend, on behalf of Salolampi, a private reception at the Minnesota Governor’s Residence with Governor Mark Dayton, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and his wife, Jenni Haukio. Watch for us live and on social media as our year continues with attendance at festivals and celebrations honoring Finland’s century of independence.

Live Local-Global

For 40 summers, Salolampi (and CLV since 1961), has been eager to engage villagers in global citizenship and the perks one receives from networking and learning globally. Most traditionally, but not exclusively, young people join us to learn many things through Finnish language and culture and then return to their lives, which may be very different from the play world they just experienced. Here is the catch of local-global: A human takes a learning risk to develop in a positively dramatic way—only to return home required to fit in as the person they previously were.

editors

CONNECT!

Marlene Banttari & Wendy Johnson, with Joanne Bergman, John Hanson III, Gil Kinnunen, and Heidi Marttila-Losure

photography Village staff

design

Wendy J. Johnson, Points Of View, Inc. (POV), Orono, MN. POV generously discounts its prices for the Salolalmpi Foundation. The Sanomat is sent to over 6000 Salolampi contacts in the US, Finland, and Canada. V

This icon in the Sanomat represents a former Salolampi youth villager.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

www.salolampi.org

email: info@salolampi.org

Salolampi in 2017 A Year Filled To Capacity!

committed to sustaining the Finnish language & culture through scholarships & program support at the Salolampi Finnish Language Village – a Concordia Language Village

Winter Family Fun Weekend February 16–19 Adults, ages 19–99 – $300 Children, ages 4–18 – $165 Children, ages 0–3 – Free

We are proud of the contributions of our talented 2017 staff!

Fall 2017

a publication of the Salolampi Foundation –

SALOLAMPI 2018 OTHER SESSIONS & EVENTS

by John Jussi Hanson, Salolampi Foundation President

2017 was fabulous but 2018 promises to be just as stimulating! Salolampi will celebrate 25 years of summer programs at the current site. We encourage alumni to attend the festivities. Look for announcements to come. Because of the village’s excellent growth in attendance, the Foundation established a steering committee to look at potential funding raising for buildings. This project will look at the needs, attendance, and use of the facilities. This is another opportunity for cooperation with Concordia Language Villages. To begin the new year, we invite alumni and friends to a reunion on Saturday, January 27th in Minneapolis. Watch for details. The Foundation is looking forward to filling board positions as long-term members retire. We would like to fill three important positions. These volunteers would work in the areas of finance, fund raising, and data management. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please contact us at www.salolampi.org. For fun and culture, there are three winter/ spring events. These events are Nordic Holiday Weekend on December 8–10, Family Fun weekend on February 16–19, and Finnish Culture and Connections Weekend on April 6–8. We thank all who have contributed to Salolampi in many ways: donations, work weekends, property gifts, and board membership. Coming soon is sustaining membership. I look forward to meeting you at Salolampi. Kiitos paljon.

Salolammen Sanomat

PO Box 14480 Minneapolis MN 55414-0480

Family Week – Adults & Children Ages 0–18 June 11–16 One-Week Youth Exploration Sessions One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 18–23 One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 25–29 One Week Session – Ages 12–18 July 2–7 One-Week Session – Ages 7–12 July 9–14 Two-Week Youth Immersion Session Ages 8–15 June 18–30 Two-Week Youth Immersion Session & International Day – Ages 12–18 July 2–14 Four-Week Apprentice & International Day Ages 16–18 June 18–July 14 Four-Week High School Credit & International Day – Grades 9–12 June 18–July 14 Adventure Day Camps – Ages 6–11 June 19–23; June 26–30; July 10–14

Annina Aalto, Cultural Counselor at the Embassy of Finland, William Craft, President of Concordia College, and many former villagers and members of the Salolampi Foundation participated in our 40th anniversary at Salolampi Language Village on July 7. This summer, cabins, lodges, and classrooms were filled to capacity; and teachers from Finland and the U.S. held classes outdoors at the dance pavilion, on the decks, under canopies, and in the craft room. Appropriately, we observed our 40th year with a record high in villager attendance.

Total scholarships awarded in 2017 Salolampi Foundation Youth Scholarships......... $72,925 Salolampi Family Scholarships.............................. $6,345 Salolampi Foundation Scholarships.................... $79,270

Excerpts from a letter by Matt Turo Philaya, a past counselor… Dear Amy and staff of Salolampi, I am writing to send you a note of thanks for the wonderful time that my family and I had during Family Week at Salolampi this summer. For me personally, it was deeply fulfilling to experience that week with my family. Because my parents are no longer around, [my children] have had little to no exposure to this part of their heritage. In our one week at Salolampi, my family now has an informed appreciation of Finnish language and culture. I would also like to commend the staff for their leadership of the programming, for their outgoing interactions with all of us, and their generous and gracious sharing of the Finnish language. To the native Finns, thank you for taking this opportunity to help us create the unique Salolampi experience. You are the resources that keep things up-to-date and relevant… …We’ll be back …we’ll invite others …keep up the great work!

– Turo

Adult Week Villagers from 10 U.S. States & Canada

See our website & social media links for up-to-date details on sessions & events.

SPRING, 2017 – FROM CANADA, MANITOBA: Richard Castro; and SASKATCHEWAN: Valerie Knuuttila. FROM DELAWARE: Jean Hendrickson. FROM MINNESOTA: Shelley Kerber; Zara Kinnunen; Donna Mae Kovala. FROM MONTANA: David Repola. FROM PENNSYLVANIA: Teres Brennan. FROM VIRGINIA: Helen McMahon. FROM WISCONSIN: Kara McCarty. FALL, 2017 – FROM CALIFORNIA: Eloise Maki. FROM FLORIDA: Claudia Adkins. FROM MICHIGAN: John Makinen. FROM MINNESOTA: Ann Jalonen; Jon Moulder; Robert Pemberton. FROM MONTANA: David Repola. FROM NEW YORK: Dustin Craven; Richard Winkky. FROM WISCONSIN: Cheryl Lowery.

147 VILLAGERS FROM 20 U.S. STATES IN 2017 This summer, Salolampi villagers came from Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin.

FAMILY WEEK – June 12–17 (Adults & Children)

FROM CALIFORNIA: Kirsti and Duncan Snow. FROM GEORGIA: Yvette, Manuel, Oliver, and Colin Sanders. FROM MICHIGAN: Marissa, Benjamin, and Graham Clements. FROM MINNESOTA: Marcus and Mataya Branson; Alaina, Alexis, and Zachary Davidson; Megan Gehling; Amy, Anders, and Tuomi Gilbertson; Renee and Sylvia Hill; Jill Laitinen; Dennis and Gus Pernu; Jennifer, Matt, Elisabeth, and Thomas Philaya; Heidi and Frederick Wherland; Carol Wiitanen; Catherine and Maeve Wikstrom. FROM OHIO: Caitlin and Henrik Kilkka. FROM WISCONSIN: Anton, Elsa, and Greta Maki; Jean and Natalie Miller.

ONE-WEEK SESSIONS – YOUTH EXPLORATION

June 19–24 (Ages 7–11) – FROM CONNECTICUT: Isaac Ylitalo. FROM KENTUCKY: Eleanor Patterson. FROM MINNESOTA: Sloan and Susan Isaacs; Isabell Karvakko; Aida Kero; Sophie Middleton; Wesley Newell; Otso Runtasaari. FROM WISCONSIN: Grant Popp. June 26–July 1 (Ages 7–11) FROM ALASKA: Ilkka and Mauri Saarinen. FROM ILLINOIS: Levi and Seattle Creasy. FROM MINNESOTA: Emmie and Eva Doesken; Ivy Gordon; Kaisa and Markus Hogan; Kenna Huot; Riley Livingston; Paavo and Tuuli Rova; Wil Somero; Cyrus Struckman; Ella Thayer. July 3–8 (Ages 12–18) FROM MARYLAND: Isaac Hanson. FROM MICHIGAN: Elise Johnson. FROM MINNESOTA: Savanna Bauer; Marija Isaacs; Francie Kero; Jonas Ojanen; Monica Ruuska; Preston Sievert; Cooper Skowers; Nora and Amelia Wikstrom. July 10–15 (Ages 7–12) FROM CALIFORNIA: Torsten Levine. FROM MINNESOTA: Danika and Kai Dumarce; Maari Kvidt; Sonja and Sylvi Leppa; Franklin Maple; Fran Perry; Ari Petros. FROM NEW YORK: Lydia Sancho. FROM NORTH DAKOTA: Caius Kniert.

TWO-WEEK SESSIONS – YOUTH IMMERSION

June 19–July 1 (Ages 8–15) FROM KENTUCKY: Laurel Patterson. FROM MICHIGAN: Elle Williams. FROM MINNESOTA: August Karvakko; Sven Lahti; Eli Lahti-Schlotec; Harmony Livingston; August Melvin; Emily and Mia Middleton; Annelise, Ava, and Leah Raisanen; Ivy Selmi-Perry; Jaime Somero; Amelia and Jaclyn Wiitanen; Ava Williams; Leif Wyland. FROM WISCONSIN: Grace Stuhl. July 3–15 (Ages 12–18) FROM FLORIDA: Christina Carson; Johan Morales. FROM GEORGIA: Olivia Lord. FROM ILLINOIS: Hanna and Michaela Brown; Arielle Jones. FROM INDIANA: Eilan Price. FROM MARYLAND: Daniel Huisentruit; Isabel and Sabrina Viladegut. FROM MAINE: Christopher Koskinen. FROM MINNNESOTA: William Besonen; Tucker Henderson; Emmett Jaakkola; Elisabeth Nielsen; Annika Richardson; Katherine and Kristianna Woller; Liisa and Liv Wyland. FROM NORTH CAROLINA: Christel and Ruby Schober-Colburn. FROM NEVADA: Caroline Feldman. FROM UTAH: Heidi Paisley.

FOUR-WEEK HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT SESSION – June 19–July 15

(Grades 9–12) FROM CONNECTICUT: Alexander Ylitalo. FROM ILLINOIS: Olivia Laske; McKayla McMahon. FROM MARYLAND: Claire Hibbein; Alyssa Horne. FROM MICHIGAN: Katie Wakevainen. FROM MINNESOTA: Mark Kivimaki; Helen Newell. FROM MISSOURI: Emmanuellle Schroeder; Tristan Wells. FROM NORTH CAROLINA: Annikki and Magnus Nordby. FROM UTAH: Stella Ferro.

ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS (Ages 6–11)

July 10–14 – FROM CANADA: Markus Woloshyn. June 26–30 – FROM ILLINOIS: Levi Creasy. June 19–23 – FROM MINNESOTA: Hilma Newell.

APPRENTICE PROGRAM – July 19–July 15 (Ages 16–18) FROM MINNESOTA: Jack Wheeler.

Visit the Salolampi blog link at concordialanguagevillages.org for more photos and stories from Salolampi.


Salolampi in 2018

CONNECT!

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

ADULT & FAMILY EVENTS email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

Exciting Year Ahead!

PLAN NOW!

SALOLAMPI 2018 SESSIONS

Following a Banner Year, Salolampi Moves Ahead! by Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg, Ph.D. Salolampi Dean V

Spring & Fall Work Weekends/Alumni Reunion (see story inside this issue)

Spring, May 18–20 Fall, September 21–23

Spring & Fall Adult Weeks

2018 Salolampi Adult Week Scholarships

(see story to left)

Spring, May 19–25 Fall, September 8–14

Three Salolampi Foundation scholarships will be available to 2018 Adult Week villagers. Those who register as a FIRST TIME villager will be eligible for a $50 discount. An EARLY discount of $50 is also available to all who register before April 1 for the May Adult Week session and for those who register before July 1 for the September Adult Week. An Adult Week villager traveling more than 500 miles is also eligible for a $50 travel scholarship. The scholarships continue to assist adult villagers to decrease the $850 adult registration rate, and $770 rate for seniors (65+) and college students. Each session continues to attract villagers from near and far for a week that bonds friendships and grows greater appreciation of the Finnish language and culture.

Family Week

(see story inside this issue)

June 11–16 Adults, ages 19–99 Children, ages 0–18 Nordic Family Week

(see story inside this issue)

Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish July 16–21 Culinary Arts/Handicraft Weekend November 9–11 Adults, ages 19–99 Children, ages 0–18

Spring Adult Week: May 19–25, 2018 Register before April 1 Fall Adult Week: September 8–14, 2018 Register before: July 1

For information & to register for these sessions & events, contact: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-4502214 or 218-586-8600. For more details, visit concordialanguagevillages.org

Come to Spring Weekend/Alumni Reunion – May 18–20, 2018 Fall 2017 Work Weekend was a great success. For former and present Salolampi staff, villagers, and lovers of Salolampi, the weekend grew into a time to work together, reminisce, and enjoy Salolampi.

weekends. We look forward to new projects and new and old faces next spring. Start planning for another great reunion opportunity! (The Fall 2018 Work Weekend/Alumni Reunion is September 8–14.)

Work Weekend is a unique opportunity for a village reunion that will hopefully grow at upcoming work

“I look forward to Salolampi 2018, making new friends, learning new words and songs, learning more about my ancestors and their culture, and eating amazing foods. Ystävällisin terveisin!” – Nora Wikstrom

by John Jussi Hanson, Salolampi Foundation President

PLAN NOW!

Finnish Culture & Connections Weekend April 6–8 Adults, ages 19–99 Children, ages 0–18, on request

SALOLAMPI VILLAGE is located at 10915 Ojutkangastie NE, Bemidji, MN 56601, northeast of Bemidji, Minnesota, on Turtle River Lake, County Hwy 20.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION OFFICERS

John Hanson President New Brighton, MN Kaisa Syväoja V President Elect Bemidji, MN Susan Harstad V Past President Mankato. MN Mauno Silpala Treasurer Champlin, MN Richard Castro Secretary Winnipeg, MB, Canada

DIRECTORS

Marlene Banttari St. Paul, MN Joanne Bergman St. Paul, MN Sara Ahlgren Bogie V St. Paul, MN Elizabeth Brauer V Minneapolis, MN Katherine Brauer V Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies Ken Daniels Blaine, MN Linda Warpula Davis Maple Grove, MN

Gil Kinnunen West St. Paul, MN Kaarina Kotkavuori St. Paul, MN Donna Kovala Osage, MN Eric Maki Hayward, WI Heidi Marttila-Losure Frederick, SD Ruthann Swanson Minneapolis, MN Paavo Taipale V Lauderdale, MN Tiina Watts Provo, UT

REGIONAL DIRECTORS Claudia Adkins Tampa, FL Valerie Knuuttila Stockholm, SK, Canada Jim Kurtti Painesdale, MI Steve Leppälä Hermantown, MN Crystal Patterson Owensboro, KY Jennifer Porter Espoo, Finland Larry Saukko Duluth, MN

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Rosanne Wulff Angeli Ironwood, MI Mike Anuta White Bear Township, MN Erikki Daniels V St. Anthony, MN Evelyn Eskeli Minneapolis, MN Mary Ann Gomsi Hibbing, MN Dana Halberg Little Canada, MN Dan Karvonen Crystal, MN Ove Lilja Stillwater, MN Ivy Nevala Cedar Grove, WI Marvin Nevala Amery, WI Arlene Putikka Tucker Hermantown, MN Ed Watts Provo, UT

HONORARY MEMBERS

Elaine Anuta White Bear Township, MN Ken Lahti Eveleth, MN Claire Seppi Virginia, MN

TO RECEIVE SANOMAT NEWS ONLINE, visit www.salolampi.org TO REMOVE A NAME FROM THE MAILING LIST, email ruthann@ars-services.com or write: SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION, PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

Visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Mark Wirtanen Hibbing, MN

DEAN

Amy Tervola Hultberg New York Mills, MN

V

EXOFFICIO Concordia Language Villages

Christine Schulze Executive Director, Concordia Language Villages Moorhead, MN Martin Graefe Group Director, CLV Bemidji, MN Ross Dybvig Asst. to the Group Director, CLV Minneapolis, MN Sara Williams Registration Specialist, CLV Adult Weeks Bemidji, MN Of the 15 Concordia College Language Villages, Salolampi is the only village that has an organized, active foundation comprised of 20 loyal volunteers who meet three times per year. Various committees help to determine the direction and future of Salolampi. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please contact us.

We all come to Salolampi as learners, facilitators, and citizens, and we leave profoundly impacted and undoubtedly changed. Professional staff from Finland and America broadens our offerings and opportunities. With nine native Finns and numerous Finnishspeaking Americans teaching language and culture, we dream that Salolampi will continue to grow and to reflect accurately the diversity of the people who learn here. Partner organizations of all kinds have come forward to accept the sponsorship challenge and to build new relationships with families. The Partnership Organization Scholarship benefits every individual coming to Salolampi, and organizations gain eager participating families. Since we are all about Salolampi, I offer an irresistible weaving analogy: We believe that individuals, partners, and organizations see themselves through the eye of the same heddle. When we see ourselves through the similarities, a more authentic potential is possible together—yhdessä.

Summer Recap

Our 40th summer was an unparalleled experience for villagers and staff. We welcomed nearly 150 villagers, 10 staff from Finland and a multi-day visit from the Finnish Embassy. All

of this is possible with a robust and dedicated Language Community that works year around in coordination with Concordia Language Villages and Salolampi Foundation to raise awareness, contribute to enrollment and deliver fun and transformational experiences at Salolampi. We introduced a new Nordic family week together with our neighbors and will continue working collaboratively to offer new flexible programming through the year. During FinnFest, I had the great honor to attend, on behalf of Salolampi, a private reception at the Minnesota Governor’s Residence with Governor Mark Dayton, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and his wife, Jenni Haukio. Watch for us live and on social media as our year continues with attendance at festivals and celebrations honoring Finland’s century of independence.

Live Local-Global

For 40 summers, Salolampi (and CLV since 1961), has been eager to engage villagers in global citizenship and the perks one receives from networking and learning globally. Most traditionally, but not exclusively, young people join us to learn many things through Finnish language and culture and then return to their lives, which may be very different from the play world they just experienced. Here is the catch of local-global: A human takes a learning risk to develop in a positively dramatic way—only to return home required to fit in as the person they previously were.

editors

CONNECT!

Marlene Banttari & Wendy Johnson, with Joanne Bergman, John Hanson III, Gil Kinnunen, and Heidi Marttila-Losure

photography Village staff

design

Wendy J. Johnson, Points Of View, Inc. (POV), Orono, MN. POV generously discounts its prices for the Salolalmpi Foundation. The Sanomat is sent to over 6000 Salolampi contacts in the US, Finland, and Canada. V

This icon in the Sanomat represents a former Salolampi youth villager.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

www.salolampi.org

email: info@salolampi.org

Salolampi in 2017 A Year Filled To Capacity!

committed to sustaining the Finnish language & culture through scholarships & program support at the Salolampi Finnish Language Village – a Concordia Language Village

Winter Family Fun Weekend February 16–19 Adults, ages 19–99 – $300 Children, ages 4–18 – $165 Children, ages 0–3 – Free

We are proud of the contributions of our talented 2017 staff!

Fall 2017

a publication of the Salolampi Foundation –

SALOLAMPI 2018 OTHER SESSIONS & EVENTS

by John Jussi Hanson, Salolampi Foundation President

2017 was fabulous but 2018 promises to be just as stimulating! Salolampi will celebrate 25 years of summer programs at the current site. We encourage alumni to attend the festivities. Look for announcements to come. Because of the village’s excellent growth in attendance, the Foundation established a steering committee to look at potential funding raising for buildings. This project will look at the needs, attendance, and use of the facilities. This is another opportunity for cooperation with Concordia Language Villages. To begin the new year, we invite alumni and friends to a reunion on Saturday, January 27th in Minneapolis. Watch for details. The Foundation is looking forward to filling board positions as long-term members retire. We would like to fill three important positions. These volunteers would work in the areas of finance, fund raising, and data management. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please contact us at www.salolampi.org. For fun and culture, there are three winter/ spring events. These events are Nordic Holiday Weekend on December 8–10, Family Fun weekend on February 16–19, and Finnish Culture and Connections Weekend on April 6–8. We thank all who have contributed to Salolampi in many ways: donations, work weekends, property gifts, and board membership. Coming soon is sustaining membership. I look forward to meeting you at Salolampi. Kiitos paljon.

Salolammen Sanomat

PO Box 14480 Minneapolis MN 55414-0480

Family Week – Adults & Children Ages 0–18 June 11–16 One-Week Youth Exploration Sessions One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 18–23 One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 25–29 One Week Session – Ages 12–18 July 2–7 One-Week Session – Ages 7–12 July 9–14 Two-Week Youth Immersion Session Ages 8–15 June 18–30 Two-Week Youth Immersion Session & International Day – Ages 12–18 July 2–14 Four-Week Apprentice & International Day Ages 16–18 June 18–July 14 Four-Week High School Credit & International Day – Grades 9–12 June 18–July 14 Adventure Day Camps – Ages 6–11 June 19–23; June 26–30; July 10–14

Annina Aalto, Cultural Counselor at the Embassy of Finland, William Craft, President of Concordia College, and many former villagers and members of the Salolampi Foundation participated in our 40th anniversary at Salolampi Language Village on July 7. This summer, cabins, lodges, and classrooms were filled to capacity; and teachers from Finland and the U.S. held classes outdoors at the dance pavilion, on the decks, under canopies, and in the craft room. Appropriately, we observed our 40th year with a record high in villager attendance.

Total scholarships awarded in 2017 Salolampi Foundation Youth Scholarships......... $72,925 Salolampi Family Scholarships.............................. $6,345 Salolampi Foundation Scholarships.................... $79,270

Excerpts from a letter by Matt Turo Philaya, a past counselor… Dear Amy and staff of Salolampi, I am writing to send you a note of thanks for the wonderful time that my family and I had during Family Week at Salolampi this summer. For me personally, it was deeply fulfilling to experience that week with my family. Because my parents are no longer around, [my children] have had little to no exposure to this part of their heritage. In our one week at Salolampi, my family now has an informed appreciation of Finnish language and culture. I would also like to commend the staff for their leadership of the programming, for their outgoing interactions with all of us, and their generous and gracious sharing of the Finnish language. To the native Finns, thank you for taking this opportunity to help us create the unique Salolampi experience. You are the resources that keep things up-to-date and relevant… …We’ll be back …we’ll invite others …keep up the great work!

– Turo

Adult Week Villagers from 10 U.S. States & Canada

See our website & social media links for up-to-date details on sessions & events.

SPRING, 2017 – FROM CANADA, MANITOBA: Richard Castro; and SASKATCHEWAN: Valerie Knuuttila. FROM DELAWARE: Jean Hendrickson. FROM MINNESOTA: Shelley Kerber; Zara Kinnunen; Donna Mae Kovala. FROM MONTANA: David Repola. FROM PENNSYLVANIA: Teres Brennan. FROM VIRGINIA: Helen McMahon. FROM WISCONSIN: Kara McCarty. FALL, 2017 – FROM CALIFORNIA: Eloise Maki. FROM FLORIDA: Claudia Adkins. FROM MICHIGAN: John Makinen. FROM MINNESOTA: Ann Jalonen; Jon Moulder; Robert Pemberton. FROM MONTANA: David Repola. FROM NEW YORK: Dustin Craven; Richard Winkky. FROM WISCONSIN: Cheryl Lowery.

147 VILLAGERS FROM 20 U.S. STATES IN 2017 This summer, Salolampi villagers came from Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin.

FAMILY WEEK – June 12–17 (Adults & Children)

FROM CALIFORNIA: Kirsti and Duncan Snow. FROM GEORGIA: Yvette, Manuel, Oliver, and Colin Sanders. FROM MICHIGAN: Marissa, Benjamin, and Graham Clements. FROM MINNESOTA: Marcus and Mataya Branson; Alaina, Alexis, and Zachary Davidson; Megan Gehling; Amy, Anders, and Tuomi Gilbertson; Renee and Sylvia Hill; Jill Laitinen; Dennis and Gus Pernu; Jennifer, Matt, Elisabeth, and Thomas Philaya; Heidi and Frederick Wherland; Carol Wiitanen; Catherine and Maeve Wikstrom. FROM OHIO: Caitlin and Henrik Kilkka. FROM WISCONSIN: Anton, Elsa, and Greta Maki; Jean and Natalie Miller.

ONE-WEEK SESSIONS – YOUTH EXPLORATION

June 19–24 (Ages 7–11) – FROM CONNECTICUT: Isaac Ylitalo. FROM KENTUCKY: Eleanor Patterson. FROM MINNESOTA: Sloan and Susan Isaacs; Isabell Karvakko; Aida Kero; Sophie Middleton; Wesley Newell; Otso Runtasaari. FROM WISCONSIN: Grant Popp. June 26–July 1 (Ages 7–11) FROM ALASKA: Ilkka and Mauri Saarinen. FROM ILLINOIS: Levi and Seattle Creasy. FROM MINNESOTA: Emmie and Eva Doesken; Ivy Gordon; Kaisa and Markus Hogan; Kenna Huot; Riley Livingston; Paavo and Tuuli Rova; Wil Somero; Cyrus Struckman; Ella Thayer. July 3–8 (Ages 12–18) FROM MARYLAND: Isaac Hanson. FROM MICHIGAN: Elise Johnson. FROM MINNESOTA: Savanna Bauer; Marija Isaacs; Francie Kero; Jonas Ojanen; Monica Ruuska; Preston Sievert; Cooper Skowers; Nora and Amelia Wikstrom. July 10–15 (Ages 7–12) FROM CALIFORNIA: Torsten Levine. FROM MINNESOTA: Danika and Kai Dumarce; Maari Kvidt; Sonja and Sylvi Leppa; Franklin Maple; Fran Perry; Ari Petros. FROM NEW YORK: Lydia Sancho. FROM NORTH DAKOTA: Caius Kniert.

TWO-WEEK SESSIONS – YOUTH IMMERSION

June 19–July 1 (Ages 8–15) FROM KENTUCKY: Laurel Patterson. FROM MICHIGAN: Elle Williams. FROM MINNESOTA: August Karvakko; Sven Lahti; Eli Lahti-Schlotec; Harmony Livingston; August Melvin; Emily and Mia Middleton; Annelise, Ava, and Leah Raisanen; Ivy Selmi-Perry; Jaime Somero; Amelia and Jaclyn Wiitanen; Ava Williams; Leif Wyland. FROM WISCONSIN: Grace Stuhl. July 3–15 (Ages 12–18) FROM FLORIDA: Christina Carson; Johan Morales. FROM GEORGIA: Olivia Lord. FROM ILLINOIS: Hanna and Michaela Brown; Arielle Jones. FROM INDIANA: Eilan Price. FROM MARYLAND: Daniel Huisentruit; Isabel and Sabrina Viladegut. FROM MAINE: Christopher Koskinen. FROM MINNNESOTA: William Besonen; Tucker Henderson; Emmett Jaakkola; Elisabeth Nielsen; Annika Richardson; Katherine and Kristianna Woller; Liisa and Liv Wyland. FROM NORTH CAROLINA: Christel and Ruby Schober-Colburn. FROM NEVADA: Caroline Feldman. FROM UTAH: Heidi Paisley.

FOUR-WEEK HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT SESSION – June 19–July 15

(Grades 9–12) FROM CONNECTICUT: Alexander Ylitalo. FROM ILLINOIS: Olivia Laske; McKayla McMahon. FROM MARYLAND: Claire Hibbein; Alyssa Horne. FROM MICHIGAN: Katie Wakevainen. FROM MINNESOTA: Mark Kivimaki; Helen Newell. FROM MISSOURI: Emmanuellle Schroeder; Tristan Wells. FROM NORTH CAROLINA: Annikki and Magnus Nordby. FROM UTAH: Stella Ferro.

ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS (Ages 6–11)

July 10–14 – FROM CANADA: Markus Woloshyn. June 26–30 – FROM ILLINOIS: Levi Creasy. June 19–23 – FROM MINNESOTA: Hilma Newell.

APPRENTICE PROGRAM – July 19–July 15 (Ages 16–18) FROM MINNESOTA: Jack Wheeler.

Visit the Salolampi blog link at concordialanguagevillages.org for more photos and stories from Salolampi.


Partners, Leaders, Staff, & Memorials ORGANIZATIONS’ SUPPORT EXPANDS In 2017, a record number of Finnish American organizations provided scholarships to Salolampi villagers and qualified the villager to an additional $50 from the Salolampi Foundation: Minnesota Finnish American Society (2 scholarships) Finnish American Heritage Society Finnish American Cultural Activities, MN Red River Finns (2 scholarships) Anchorage Suomi Finland Club, Inc. Finnish American Society of the Midwest Finlandia Foundation, NY Metropolitan Chapter, Inc. Finnish Americans & Friends, Hibbing, MN Tuomi Suomi Club, MN Laura Seppanen, Dayton, MN Glen & Miriam Mursu, personal Miriam’s Massage Finlandia Foundation, Twin Cities Salolampi Foundation (2 scholarships) Finlandia Foundation Inc., Florida Chapter (2 scholarships) Wolf Lake MFAHS Susijärvu Chapter Cokato Finnish American Historical Society AND Appliances LLC Finnish School of Minnesota Hermits Cove, Buffalo, MN Ntertainment LLC Finlandia Foundation National (16 scholarships) Finnish American Cultural Society

Other organizations recognized a registering villager who approached them with an intention to attend Salolampi. With that information on the application, the villager qualified for a $100 tuition reduction from the Salolampi Foundation: Always Mod (former Finnsttyle) American Finnish Club Carter Cousin Connection Finlandia Foundation National Chapters Finlandia Foundation National/Utah Finn Creek Museum Finnish American Heritage Society (6 chapters) Finnish American Society of the Midwest Frederick Forward Horse Hustlers 4-H Club Ladies of Kaleva-Soinnuttaren Tupa (2 villagers) Limestone Community HS Speech Team Scandinavian Studies, Brigham Young University St. Anthony-Salo Sister City Association, Inc. Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, MN (4 villagers) The Finnish Bistro Tromi Suomi Club, MN Western North Carolina Historical Association William Hyrkas Plumbing and Heating WNC Youth Bridge YMCA of Western North Carolina-Piranhas

Could your Finnish or Finnish American club or organization use more participation, members, or volunteers? To all generous Partner Organizations: Salolampi brings you eager, involved families who seek your investment and, therefore, an opportunity to invite them into your organization and happenings. Hold these villagers closely to your heart as they return ready to positively transform their collective world into better place for all. Their experience at CLV Salolampi not only gave them a glimpse of Finland, but a vision for a better world. Live local-global!

40 Years of Leadership Concordia Language Villages leadership enabled the Salolampi Finnish Language to become a reality. Concordia College and the vision of Odell Bjerkness created the model that would provide language experiences for children. Christine Schulze, Executive Director of the Concordia Language Villages and Concordia College, Dr. Paul Dovre and innovative Finnish Americans, with a common vision, led to realization of that dream. Early on, Darrel Nicholson, a Minneapolis educator, wrote to Concordia College to propose the idea of a Finnish language village. Existing German and Norwegian villages illustrated the language village concept in action. Leo Liiste, Jeanne Maki, Darrel Nicholson, and others created the momentum for the project. Leo’s leadership led to the formation of the Salolampi Foundation, which for 40 years has been guided a series of devoted leaders who have

served in the role of president of the Foundation: Leo Liiste, Lester Ristinen, Kenneth Lahti, Irja Hanson (deceased), Robert Pemberton, Kenneth Daniels, Armi Koskinen Nelson (deceased), Leo Nevala (deceased), Michael Anuta, Ray Pesola, Marlene Banttari, Marvin Nevala, Evelyn Eskeli, Gilbert Kinnunen, Jack Rajala (deceased), Joanne Bergman, Tiina Watts, Susan Harstad V , and current president John Hanson. The success of the language village evolved under dynamic leadership from deans: Borje Vähämäki, Tuulikki Sinks, Pirkko Gaultney (deceased), Larry Lauri Saukko, and current dean Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg V ; as well as long-time staff: David Taavetti Salmela, Annikki Marttila, Susan Susanna Harstad V , Anna Anna Berg, Janice Jaana Koski-Garret, Matt Turo Philaya, and Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg V .

Schedule in 2018

Thank you for this scholarship! It is a huge [learning] opportunity for me. – Jaclyn Wiitanen

KIITOS to our fabulous 2017 SALOLAMPI STAFF!

Salolampi Foundation and CLV automatic youth scholarships, plus early-bird registration, reduce the net cost for highlighted sessions below by 30 percent. For additional savings, check other scholarships on these pages or visit the Salolampi website salolampi.org and the CLV website concordialanguagevillages.org.

Anne – Credit Teacher Kasper – Counselor Maija – Credit Teacher Michaela – Counselor Pilvi – Credit Teacher Salla – Counselor Satu – Counselor & Credit Teacher Sofia – Counselor (Junior) Vera – Counselor & Blogger

Ages Dates Session (number) CLV Tuition

FROM ILLINOIS Matti – Counselor

FROM MASSACHUSETTS Tuula – Counselor

FROM MINNESOTA (l to r, top to bottom)

Helvi – Associate Dean Iida – Dean Ilmari – Counselor Katarina – Counselor Linnea – Counselor & Lifeguard Niilo – Counselor & Blogger Onni – Business Manager Viivi – Credit Manager

FROM NORTH CAROLINA Risto – Counselor

2017 scholarship contributions are continuing to arrive. A list of all 2017 contributors will be published in the Spring 2018 Sanomat.

Feb. 3, 2017 – Nov. 10, 2017 The following memorials & honors were received during the past 9 months.

Richard Impola

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

In Honor of…

Ronald Kanen

Ira Ebeling

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Selma Nousiainen

George & Brenda Nousiainen, Cheshire, CT

Norman Kangas

Oiva Victor Pakka

Shirley Kukkonen

Nancy Harju, Golden, CO

Kirsten Olson, Lansing, MI

Bernard Karne

Margaret Paine Vergene Ollila Routhe, Edina, MN

Elsie Sandvick, granddaughter Aino Backstrand, Tuckhow, NY

Elma Katainen

Vergene Ollila Routhe, Edina, MN

Rev. Tom Palomaki Marilyn Palomaki, Wadena, MN

Armas & Fanny Kangas

Carol Perttu

Gladys E. Aukee

Mary Karne, Oakland, CA

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI Eeva Savolainen & Kari Sundstrom, St. Paul, MN

Taru M. Berg Helena & Paavo Pelkonen, Wadsworth, IL Mark & Helen (Mattie) Bergman

Gordy Bergman, Sebeka, MN

Rev. Omar & Saimi Halme

Michael & Susan Feldman, Las Vegas, NV

George & Miriam Hendrickson

Jean & Randy Hendrickson, Seaford, DE

Miriam Hendrickson

Cheryl Lowery, Menomonie, WI

Nina Hepokoski

Jean & Clarence Norrbom, Minneapolis, MN

Leonard Hill

Linda Mehle School, Oakdale, MN

Fred Holmstrom Norma & Ernie Holmstrom, Moose Lake, MN

Harlan & Betty Putikka, Mt. Iron, MN

Armi Nelson

In Memory of… Ernest Banttari

Patrick Mowers, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Joyce Wessman

Arnold & Gloria Johnson

Janet Helander, Brantwood, WI

James & Lois Hendrickson, Minnetonka, MN

Henry Aukee, Barnes, WI

Michael John Mowers

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Janet Helander, Brantwood, WI

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Shirley Kero

Jack Rajala Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI Steve Leppälä, Hermantown, MN

Järvenpää Chapter 1 FAHS of MN, Duluth, MN

Bernard & Helen Kinnunen Don & Debra Kinnunen, Woodridge, IL Edwin Kumpula Genevieve Keranen, Ottertail, MN Kaino Leethem

John & Lisa Leethem, Katy, TX

Eila Matinpuro

Marlene Banttari, St. Paul, MN

Roger Mattson Karen Mattson, Duluth, MN Beatrice Meyers

Kirsten Olson, Lansing, MI Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Linda Sargent

Aino Bachstrand, Tuckahoe, NY

Helvi Savola Pat Savola Gohs, Twin Lakes, WI Esther & Victor Sola Dale & Betty Sola, Duluth, MN Helen Steffen Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI George Sundquist

Marion P. Sundquist, Red Wood City, CA

Keith Van Sande

Marlene Banttari, St. Paul, MN

CONNECT! SALOLAMPI ENDOWMENT FUND • SALOLAMPI HERITAGE SOCIETY • email: info@salolampi.org • or write to the Salolampi Foundation

John & Susan Weitz, St. Cloud, MN Jim & Patty Henry, St. Cloud, MN Gary & Kathy Anderson, Minneapolis, MN

CLV Finnish Scholarship

Early-Bird Discount

(before 4/1/18)

June 11-16

$560

(0–3 free)

Net Cost (saving)

$195 (save $365)

$585 (save $105)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$1,430 (save $680)

$2,530 $3,105 (save $1,475)

6-11

June 19-23

Adventure Day Camp (IB02DC)

$250

$250

6-11

June 26–30

Adventure Day Camp (IB03DC)

$250

$250

6-11

July 10-14

Adventure Day Camp (IB04DC)

$250

$250

4-18

July 16-21

Nordic Family Week—child (MB65)

$560

(0–3 free)

19–99 July 16-21 Nordic Family Week—adult (MB69) $690

SALOLAMPI SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS email: info@salolampi.org or write Salolampi Foundation or visit www.salolampi.org

$215 $50 $50 $50* $55 $50*

Scholarships

Amount

First-Time (1-Week Villagers) 1-Week

$100

Automatic ($1,000 reserve for scholarships)

Upper Peninsula (youth from 497, 498, 499 zip codes)

1-Week 2-Week 4-Week

$150 $250 $450

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Travel Scholarship (A) E, W, & S coast states plus AL, AZ, NM, HI (B) All other states except MN, ND, SD, IA, WI

2-Week or 4-Week

(A) $125 (B) $75

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Finnish-American Cultural Activities (FACA) 1-Week $100 Twin Cities 2-Week $200 (children or relatives of a FACA member)

Request information/application from Kathleen Jackson – 3225 Century Ave. S., Woodbury, MN 55125; 651-739-3102.

Needs Based Scholarships All Varies • Concordia Language Villages • Kipinä Kerho (Finn Spark)—$2,000 total (prefer Washington DC-Baltimore area)

Call 800-222-4750, ext. 4; or go to concordialanguagevillages.org and February 28, 2018 connect to Needs-Based page for information and application.

$195 (save $365)

Salolampi Apprenticeship As an offshoot of Finland, the “innovation” nation, Salolampi is also continually innovating to meet changing needs and opportunities. For three years, we have offered the Apprentice program for villagers who have been long term villagers seeking a different kind of four week experience. Typical apprentices have advanced language skills, interest in being on staff, and dedication to Salolampi. The process includes submitting an application, acceptance, and guided practice with selected staff members.

$585

The Scholarship Appeal/Phonathon is winding down with hundreds of hours of volunteer time given. The InFaith Community Foundation donated phones for three nights. 30 volunteers made calls and 26 more volunteers called from their homes, for a total of 1700 contacts made. Not all of our Salolampi friends are approached for contributions every year. Names to be called are selected on a rotation basis, but if you were not contacted and wish to give, our address is PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Online donations are accepted securely at www.salolampi.org. Every year we lose contact with many supporters because they no longer have landlines. If you have dropped your landline and are using cell phone service exclusively, please email ldavismn@yahoo.com

or ruthann@ars-service.com with your cell phone number. A huge thank you to all devoted volunteers who helped in the 2017 Scholarship Appeal/Phonathon. KIITOS PALJON! All Salolampi villagers are awarded scholarships, making tuition more affordable. We are sure that the reduced tuition is one reason Salolampi had a record-breaking attendance this past summer.

Deadline

April 1, 2018

2018 SPRING & SUMMER EVENTS… Finnish Culture and Connections Weekend

April 6–8, 2018 – Adults 19–99, $199; Children 4–18, $165

Make Finnish foods and crafts while enjoying a weekend at Salolampi. For adults between ages 20-40 who find it difficult to enroll for a full week of adult programming. Enjoy the magic of Salolampi, and minimal Finnish language during this retreat.

• •

Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day)

Sunday, June 24, 2018 – 2–8 PM

(save $105)

Family activities including sauna, swimming, makkara, and tikkuleipä. FREE afternoon/evening, please join us!

*Allie Luoma Family Week Scholarship.

THANK YOU – KIITOS PALJON

How to Apply

Sessions

$1,430 (save $680)

Wayne & Linda Ebeling, Eagan, MN

Nora Wright on 100th Birthday

Salolampi Foundation Automatic Scholarship

$215 $50 $50 $50* 19–99 June 11-16 Family Week—adult (IB19) $55 $690 $50* 7-11 June 18-23 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB21) $980 $245 $25 $50 7-11 June 25-30 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB31) $980 $245 $25 $50 12-18 One-Week Youth Exploration and July 2-7 $980 $245 $25 $50 International Day (IB48) 7-12 July 9-14 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB51) $980 $245 $25 $50 8-15 June 18-30 Two-Week Youth Immersion (IB22) $2,110 $530 $50 $100 12-18 Two-Week Youth Immersion and July 2-14 $2,110 $530 $50 $100 International Day (IB42) 16-18 June 18– Four-Week Apprentice and $2,530 July 14 International Day (IB26) Grades June 18- Four-Week High School Credit and $4,580 $1,175 $100 $200 9-12 July 14 International Day (IB24) 4-18

Family Week—child (IB15)

ADULT SPRING & FALL WEEKS – FAMILY FUN WEEKEND email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

2018 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships Summary

SCHEDULE, FEES, and SCHOLARSHIPS

(l to r, top to bottom)

MEMORIALS & HONORS

YOUTH SUMMER SESSIONS – FAMILY WEEK – ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS www.salolampi.org or www.concordialanguagevillages.org, find Finnish or call 800-222-4750

2018 CLV/Salolampi Youth Residential Summer Session

FROM FINLAND

Partner Organizations

CONNECT! 2018 REGISTRATION

In 2016, the Salolampi Foundation paid Concordia Language Villages $64,450 in Automatic and Early Registration scholarship support for the villagers. This support reduced the Automatic and Early Registration tuition by 30 percent.

Charitable IRA Rollover – Tax Benefit If you are at least 70 1/2 years old, you can make a gift from your IRA. Contact your tax or financial advisor for details.

Nordic Family Week

July 16–21, 2018 – (Register as “Finnish”) Adults 19–99, $690; Children 4–18, $560

Lauri Saukko’s “Year” Books (Opi I and Opi II) Each Opi book contains 52 weeks of useful exploration in colloquial Finnish. Every practice includes an English translation on the same page, offering an immediate opportunity to read and understand Finnish in both form and function! For orders, contact: opibooks@salolampi.org.

Salolampi hosts Family Week with Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian participants with Salolampi, Sjolunden, and Skogfjorden staff members during this multi-generational family experience. Enjoy ancestral and new language and culture, language tracks and evening programs.

Salolampi Day Camp 2018

A perfect time for a family vacation! June 19–23 • June 26–30 • July 10–14

Consider a family vacation in the lake country near Bemidji next summer while your child or children enjoy a new experience at a Salolampi Adventure Day Camp. Visit www.salolampi.org and www.concordialanguagevillages.org to find registration information.

“Thank you so much for the scholarship…. I’m really thankful for you and groups like you that make it possible for me to attend Salolampi. Salolampi has been a huge part of my life for a decade now, and next year I plan on taking part in the four-week credit program. Kiitos paljon!” – Amelia Amalia Wikstrom


Partners, Leaders, Staff, & Memorials ORGANIZATIONS’ SUPPORT EXPANDS In 2017, a record number of Finnish American organizations provided scholarships to Salolampi villagers and qualified the villager to an additional $50 from the Salolampi Foundation: Minnesota Finnish American Society (2 scholarships) Finnish American Heritage Society Finnish American Cultural Activities, MN Red River Finns (2 scholarships) Anchorage Suomi Finland Club, Inc. Finnish American Society of the Midwest Finlandia Foundation, NY Metropolitan Chapter, Inc. Finnish Americans & Friends, Hibbing, MN Tuomi Suomi Club, MN Laura Seppanen, Dayton, MN Glen & Miriam Mursu, personal Miriam’s Massage Finlandia Foundation, Twin Cities Salolampi Foundation (2 scholarships) Finlandia Foundation Inc., Florida Chapter (2 scholarships) Wolf Lake MFAHS Susijärvu Chapter Cokato Finnish American Historical Society AND Appliances LLC Finnish School of Minnesota Hermits Cove, Buffalo, MN Ntertainment LLC Finlandia Foundation National (16 scholarships) Finnish American Cultural Society

Other organizations recognized a registering villager who approached them with an intention to attend Salolampi. With that information on the application, the villager qualified for a $100 tuition reduction from the Salolampi Foundation: Always Mod (former Finnsttyle) American Finnish Club Carter Cousin Connection Finlandia Foundation National Chapters Finlandia Foundation National/Utah Finn Creek Museum Finnish American Heritage Society (6 chapters) Finnish American Society of the Midwest Frederick Forward Horse Hustlers 4-H Club Ladies of Kaleva-Soinnuttaren Tupa (2 villagers) Limestone Community HS Speech Team Scandinavian Studies, Brigham Young University St. Anthony-Salo Sister City Association, Inc. Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, MN (4 villagers) The Finnish Bistro Tromi Suomi Club, MN Western North Carolina Historical Association William Hyrkas Plumbing and Heating WNC Youth Bridge YMCA of Western North Carolina-Piranhas

Could your Finnish or Finnish American club or organization use more participation, members, or volunteers? To all generous Partner Organizations: Salolampi brings you eager, involved families who seek your investment and, therefore, an opportunity to invite them into your organization and happenings. Hold these villagers closely to your heart as they return ready to positively transform their collective world into better place for all. Their experience at CLV Salolampi not only gave them a glimpse of Finland, but a vision for a better world. Live local-global!

40 Years of Leadership Concordia Language Villages leadership enabled the Salolampi Finnish Language to become a reality. Concordia College and the vision of Odell Bjerkness created the model that would provide language experiences for children. Christine Schulze, Executive Director of the Concordia Language Villages and Concordia College, Dr. Paul Dovre and innovative Finnish Americans, with a common vision, led to realization of that dream. Early on, Darrel Nicholson, a Minneapolis educator, wrote to Concordia College to propose the idea of a Finnish language village. Existing German and Norwegian villages illustrated the language village concept in action. Leo Liiste, Jeanne Maki, Darrel Nicholson, and others created the momentum for the project. Leo’s leadership led to the formation of the Salolampi Foundation, which for 40 years has been guided a series of devoted leaders who have

served in the role of president of the Foundation: Leo Liiste, Lester Ristinen, Kenneth Lahti, Irja Hanson (deceased), Robert Pemberton, Kenneth Daniels, Armi Koskinen Nelson (deceased), Leo Nevala (deceased), Michael Anuta, Ray Pesola, Marlene Banttari, Marvin Nevala, Evelyn Eskeli, Gilbert Kinnunen, Jack Rajala (deceased), Joanne Bergman, Tiina Watts, Susan Harstad V , and current president John Hanson. The success of the language village evolved under dynamic leadership from deans: Borje Vähämäki, Tuulikki Sinks, Pirkko Gaultney (deceased), Larry Lauri Saukko, and current dean Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg V ; as well as long-time staff: David Taavetti Salmela, Annikki Marttila, Susan Susanna Harstad V , Anna Anna Berg, Janice Jaana Koski-Garret, Matt Turo Philaya, and Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg V .

Schedule in 2018

Thank you for this scholarship! It is a huge [learning] opportunity for me. – Jaclyn Wiitanen

KIITOS to our fabulous 2017 SALOLAMPI STAFF!

Salolampi Foundation and CLV automatic youth scholarships, plus early-bird registration, reduce the net cost for highlighted sessions below by 30 percent. For additional savings, check other scholarships on these pages or visit the Salolampi website salolampi.org and the CLV website concordialanguagevillages.org.

Anne – Credit Teacher Kasper – Counselor Maija – Credit Teacher Michaela – Counselor Pilvi – Credit Teacher Salla – Counselor Satu – Counselor & Credit Teacher Sofia – Counselor (Junior) Vera – Counselor & Blogger

Ages Dates Session (number) CLV Tuition

FROM ILLINOIS Matti – Counselor

FROM MASSACHUSETTS Tuula – Counselor

FROM MINNESOTA (l to r, top to bottom)

Helvi – Associate Dean Iida – Dean Ilmari – Counselor Katarina – Counselor Linnea – Counselor & Lifeguard Niilo – Counselor & Blogger Onni – Business Manager Viivi – Credit Manager

FROM NORTH CAROLINA Risto – Counselor

2017 scholarship contributions are continuing to arrive. A list of all 2017 contributors will be published in the Spring 2018 Sanomat.

Feb. 3, 2017 – Nov. 10, 2017 The following memorials & honors were received during the past 9 months.

Richard Impola

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

In Honor of…

Ronald Kanen

Ira Ebeling

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Selma Nousiainen

George & Brenda Nousiainen, Cheshire, CT

Norman Kangas

Oiva Victor Pakka

Shirley Kukkonen

Nancy Harju, Golden, CO

Kirsten Olson, Lansing, MI

Bernard Karne

Margaret Paine Vergene Ollila Routhe, Edina, MN

Elsie Sandvick, granddaughter Aino Backstrand, Tuckhow, NY

Elma Katainen

Vergene Ollila Routhe, Edina, MN

Rev. Tom Palomaki Marilyn Palomaki, Wadena, MN

Armas & Fanny Kangas

Carol Perttu

Gladys E. Aukee

Mary Karne, Oakland, CA

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI Eeva Savolainen & Kari Sundstrom, St. Paul, MN

Taru M. Berg Helena & Paavo Pelkonen, Wadsworth, IL Mark & Helen (Mattie) Bergman

Gordy Bergman, Sebeka, MN

Rev. Omar & Saimi Halme

Michael & Susan Feldman, Las Vegas, NV

George & Miriam Hendrickson

Jean & Randy Hendrickson, Seaford, DE

Miriam Hendrickson

Cheryl Lowery, Menomonie, WI

Nina Hepokoski

Jean & Clarence Norrbom, Minneapolis, MN

Leonard Hill

Linda Mehle School, Oakdale, MN

Fred Holmstrom Norma & Ernie Holmstrom, Moose Lake, MN

Harlan & Betty Putikka, Mt. Iron, MN

Armi Nelson

In Memory of… Ernest Banttari

Patrick Mowers, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Joyce Wessman

Arnold & Gloria Johnson

Janet Helander, Brantwood, WI

James & Lois Hendrickson, Minnetonka, MN

Henry Aukee, Barnes, WI

Michael John Mowers

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Janet Helander, Brantwood, WI

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Shirley Kero

Jack Rajala Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI Steve Leppälä, Hermantown, MN

Järvenpää Chapter 1 FAHS of MN, Duluth, MN

Bernard & Helen Kinnunen Don & Debra Kinnunen, Woodridge, IL Edwin Kumpula Genevieve Keranen, Ottertail, MN Kaino Leethem

John & Lisa Leethem, Katy, TX

Eila Matinpuro

Marlene Banttari, St. Paul, MN

Roger Mattson Karen Mattson, Duluth, MN Beatrice Meyers

Kirsten Olson, Lansing, MI Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Linda Sargent

Aino Bachstrand, Tuckahoe, NY

Helvi Savola Pat Savola Gohs, Twin Lakes, WI Esther & Victor Sola Dale & Betty Sola, Duluth, MN Helen Steffen Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI George Sundquist

Marion P. Sundquist, Red Wood City, CA

Keith Van Sande

Marlene Banttari, St. Paul, MN

CONNECT! SALOLAMPI ENDOWMENT FUND • SALOLAMPI HERITAGE SOCIETY • email: info@salolampi.org • or write to the Salolampi Foundation

John & Susan Weitz, St. Cloud, MN Jim & Patty Henry, St. Cloud, MN Gary & Kathy Anderson, Minneapolis, MN

CLV Finnish Scholarship

Early-Bird Discount

(before 4/1/18)

June 11-16

$560

(0–3 free)

Net Cost (saving)

$195 (save $365)

$585 (save $105)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$1,430 (save $680)

$2,530 $3,105 (save $1,475)

6-11

June 19-23

Adventure Day Camp (IB02DC)

$250

$250

6-11

June 26–30

Adventure Day Camp (IB03DC)

$250

$250

6-11

July 10-14

Adventure Day Camp (IB04DC)

$250

$250

4-18

July 16-21

Nordic Family Week—child (MB65)

$560

(0–3 free)

19–99 July 16-21 Nordic Family Week—adult (MB69) $690

SALOLAMPI SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS email: info@salolampi.org or write Salolampi Foundation or visit www.salolampi.org

$215 $50 $50 $50* $55 $50*

Scholarships

Amount

First-Time (1-Week Villagers) 1-Week

$100

Automatic ($1,000 reserve for scholarships)

Upper Peninsula (youth from 497, 498, 499 zip codes)

1-Week 2-Week 4-Week

$150 $250 $450

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Travel Scholarship (A) E, W, & S coast states plus AL, AZ, NM, HI (B) All other states except MN, ND, SD, IA, WI

2-Week or 4-Week

(A) $125 (B) $75

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Finnish-American Cultural Activities (FACA) 1-Week $100 Twin Cities 2-Week $200 (children or relatives of a FACA member)

Request information/application from Kathleen Jackson – 3225 Century Ave. S., Woodbury, MN 55125; 651-739-3102.

Needs Based Scholarships All Varies • Concordia Language Villages • Kipinä Kerho (Finn Spark)—$2,000 total (prefer Washington DC-Baltimore area)

Call 800-222-4750, ext. 4; or go to concordialanguagevillages.org and February 28, 2018 connect to Needs-Based page for information and application.

$195 (save $365)

Salolampi Apprenticeship As an offshoot of Finland, the “innovation” nation, Salolampi is also continually innovating to meet changing needs and opportunities. For three years, we have offered the Apprentice program for villagers who have been long term villagers seeking a different kind of four week experience. Typical apprentices have advanced language skills, interest in being on staff, and dedication to Salolampi. The process includes submitting an application, acceptance, and guided practice with selected staff members.

$585

The Scholarship Appeal/Phonathon is winding down with hundreds of hours of volunteer time given. The InFaith Community Foundation donated phones for three nights. 30 volunteers made calls and 26 more volunteers called from their homes, for a total of 1700 contacts made. Not all of our Salolampi friends are approached for contributions every year. Names to be called are selected on a rotation basis, but if you were not contacted and wish to give, our address is PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Online donations are accepted securely at www.salolampi.org. Every year we lose contact with many supporters because they no longer have landlines. If you have dropped your landline and are using cell phone service exclusively, please email ldavismn@yahoo.com

or ruthann@ars-service.com with your cell phone number. A huge thank you to all devoted volunteers who helped in the 2017 Scholarship Appeal/Phonathon. KIITOS PALJON! All Salolampi villagers are awarded scholarships, making tuition more affordable. We are sure that the reduced tuition is one reason Salolampi had a record-breaking attendance this past summer.

Deadline

April 1, 2018

2018 SPRING & SUMMER EVENTS… Finnish Culture and Connections Weekend

April 6–8, 2018 – Adults 19–99, $199; Children 4–18, $165

Make Finnish foods and crafts while enjoying a weekend at Salolampi. For adults between ages 20-40 who find it difficult to enroll for a full week of adult programming. Enjoy the magic of Salolampi, and minimal Finnish language during this retreat.

• •

Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day)

Sunday, June 24, 2018 – 2–8 PM

(save $105)

Family activities including sauna, swimming, makkara, and tikkuleipä. FREE afternoon/evening, please join us!

*Allie Luoma Family Week Scholarship.

THANK YOU – KIITOS PALJON

How to Apply

Sessions

$1,430 (save $680)

Wayne & Linda Ebeling, Eagan, MN

Nora Wright on 100th Birthday

Salolampi Foundation Automatic Scholarship

$215 $50 $50 $50* 19–99 June 11-16 Family Week—adult (IB19) $55 $690 $50* 7-11 June 18-23 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB21) $980 $245 $25 $50 7-11 June 25-30 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB31) $980 $245 $25 $50 12-18 One-Week Youth Exploration and July 2-7 $980 $245 $25 $50 International Day (IB48) 7-12 July 9-14 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB51) $980 $245 $25 $50 8-15 June 18-30 Two-Week Youth Immersion (IB22) $2,110 $530 $50 $100 12-18 Two-Week Youth Immersion and July 2-14 $2,110 $530 $50 $100 International Day (IB42) 16-18 June 18– Four-Week Apprentice and $2,530 July 14 International Day (IB26) Grades June 18- Four-Week High School Credit and $4,580 $1,175 $100 $200 9-12 July 14 International Day (IB24) 4-18

Family Week—child (IB15)

ADULT SPRING & FALL WEEKS – FAMILY FUN WEEKEND email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

2018 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships Summary

SCHEDULE, FEES, and SCHOLARSHIPS

(l to r, top to bottom)

MEMORIALS & HONORS

YOUTH SUMMER SESSIONS – FAMILY WEEK – ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS www.salolampi.org or www.concordialanguagevillages.org, find Finnish or call 800-222-4750

2018 CLV/Salolampi Youth Residential Summer Session

FROM FINLAND

Partner Organizations

CONNECT! 2018 REGISTRATION

In 2016, the Salolampi Foundation paid Concordia Language Villages $64,450 in Automatic and Early Registration scholarship support for the villagers. This support reduced the Automatic and Early Registration tuition by 30 percent.

Charitable IRA Rollover – Tax Benefit If you are at least 70 1/2 years old, you can make a gift from your IRA. Contact your tax or financial advisor for details.

Nordic Family Week

July 16–21, 2018 – (Register as “Finnish”) Adults 19–99, $690; Children 4–18, $560

Lauri Saukko’s “Year” Books (Opi I and Opi II) Each Opi book contains 52 weeks of useful exploration in colloquial Finnish. Every practice includes an English translation on the same page, offering an immediate opportunity to read and understand Finnish in both form and function! For orders, contact: opibooks@salolampi.org.

Salolampi hosts Family Week with Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian participants with Salolampi, Sjolunden, and Skogfjorden staff members during this multi-generational family experience. Enjoy ancestral and new language and culture, language tracks and evening programs.

Salolampi Day Camp 2018

A perfect time for a family vacation! June 19–23 • June 26–30 • July 10–14

Consider a family vacation in the lake country near Bemidji next summer while your child or children enjoy a new experience at a Salolampi Adventure Day Camp. Visit www.salolampi.org and www.concordialanguagevillages.org to find registration information.

“Thank you so much for the scholarship…. I’m really thankful for you and groups like you that make it possible for me to attend Salolampi. Salolampi has been a huge part of my life for a decade now, and next year I plan on taking part in the four-week credit program. Kiitos paljon!” – Amelia Amalia Wikstrom


Salolampi in 2018

CONNECT!

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

ADULT & FAMILY EVENTS email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

Exciting Year Ahead!

PLAN NOW!

SALOLAMPI 2018 SESSIONS

Following a Banner Year, Salolampi Moves Ahead! by Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg, Ph.D. Salolampi Dean V

Spring & Fall Work Weekends/Alumni Reunion (see story inside this issue)

Spring, May 18–20 Fall, September 21–23

Spring & Fall Adult Weeks

2018 Salolampi Adult Week Scholarships

(see story to left)

Spring, May 19–25 Fall, September 8–14

Three Salolampi Foundation scholarships will be available to 2018 Adult Week villagers. Those who register as a FIRST TIME villager will be eligible for a $50 discount. An EARLY discount of $50 is also available to all who register before April 1 for the May Adult Week session and for those who register before July 1 for the September Adult Week. An Adult Week villager traveling more than 500 miles is also eligible for a $50 travel scholarship. The scholarships continue to assist adult villagers to decrease the $850 adult registration rate, and $770 rate for seniors (65+) and college students. Each session continues to attract villagers from near and far for a week that bonds friendships and grows greater appreciation of the Finnish language and culture.

Family Week

(see story inside this issue)

June 11–16 Adults, ages 19–99 Children, ages 0–18 Nordic Family Week

(see story inside this issue)

Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish July 16–21 Culinary Arts/Handicraft Weekend November 9–11 Adults, ages 19–99 Children, ages 0–18

Spring Adult Week: May 19–25, 2018 Register before April 1 Fall Adult Week: September 8–14, 2018 Register before: July 1

For information & to register for these sessions & events, contact: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-4502214 or 218-586-8600. For more details, visit concordialanguagevillages.org

Come to Spring Weekend/Alumni Reunion – May 18–20, 2018 Fall 2017 Work Weekend was a great success. For former and present Salolampi staff, villagers, and lovers of Salolampi, the weekend grew into a time to work together, reminisce, and enjoy Salolampi.

weekends. We look forward to new projects and new and old faces next spring. Start planning for another great reunion opportunity! (The Fall 2018 Work Weekend/Alumni Reunion is September 8–14.)

Work Weekend is a unique opportunity for a village reunion that will hopefully grow at upcoming work

“I look forward to Salolampi 2018, making new friends, learning new words and songs, learning more about my ancestors and their culture, and eating amazing foods. Ystävällisin terveisin!” – Nora Wikstrom

by John Jussi Hanson, Salolampi Foundation President

PLAN NOW!

Finnish Culture & Connections Weekend April 6–8 Adults, ages 19–99 Children, ages 0–18, on request

SALOLAMPI VILLAGE is located at 10915 Ojutkangastie NE, Bemidji, MN 56601, northeast of Bemidji, Minnesota, on Turtle River Lake, County Hwy 20.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION OFFICERS

John Hanson President New Brighton, MN Kaisa Syväoja V President Elect Bemidji, MN Susan Harstad V Past President Mankato. MN Mauno Silpala Treasurer Champlin, MN Richard Castro Secretary Winnipeg, MB, Canada

DIRECTORS

Marlene Banttari St. Paul, MN Joanne Bergman St. Paul, MN Sara Ahlgren Bogie V St. Paul, MN Elizabeth Brauer V Minneapolis, MN Katherine Brauer V Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies Ken Daniels Blaine, MN Linda Warpula Davis Maple Grove, MN

Gil Kinnunen West St. Paul, MN Kaarina Kotkavuori St. Paul, MN Donna Kovala Osage, MN Eric Maki Hayward, WI Heidi Marttila-Losure Frederick, SD Ruthann Swanson Minneapolis, MN Paavo Taipale V Lauderdale, MN Tiina Watts Provo, UT

REGIONAL DIRECTORS Claudia Adkins Tampa, FL Valerie Knuuttila Stockholm, SK, Canada Jim Kurtti Painesdale, MI Steve Leppälä Hermantown, MN Crystal Patterson Owensboro, KY Jennifer Porter Espoo, Finland Larry Saukko Duluth, MN

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Rosanne Wulff Angeli Ironwood, MI Mike Anuta White Bear Township, MN Erikki Daniels V St. Anthony, MN Evelyn Eskeli Minneapolis, MN Mary Ann Gomsi Hibbing, MN Dana Halberg Little Canada, MN Dan Karvonen Crystal, MN Ove Lilja Stillwater, MN Ivy Nevala Cedar Grove, WI Marvin Nevala Amery, WI Arlene Putikka Tucker Hermantown, MN Ed Watts Provo, UT

HONORARY MEMBERS

Elaine Anuta White Bear Township, MN Ken Lahti Eveleth, MN Claire Seppi Virginia, MN

TO RECEIVE SANOMAT NEWS ONLINE, visit www.salolampi.org TO REMOVE A NAME FROM THE MAILING LIST, email ruthann@ars-services.com or write: SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION, PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

Visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Mark Wirtanen Hibbing, MN

DEAN

Amy Tervola Hultberg New York Mills, MN

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EXOFFICIO Concordia Language Villages

Christine Schulze Executive Director, Concordia Language Villages Moorhead, MN Martin Graefe Group Director, CLV Bemidji, MN Ross Dybvig Asst. to the Group Director, CLV Minneapolis, MN Sara Williams Registration Specialist, CLV Adult Weeks Bemidji, MN Of the 15 Concordia College Language Villages, Salolampi is the only village that has an organized, active foundation comprised of 20 loyal volunteers who meet three times per year. Various committees help to determine the direction and future of Salolampi. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please contact us.

We all come to Salolampi as learners, facilitators, and citizens, and we leave profoundly impacted and undoubtedly changed. Professional staff from Finland and America broadens our offerings and opportunities. With nine native Finns and numerous Finnishspeaking Americans teaching language and culture, we dream that Salolampi will continue to grow and to reflect accurately the diversity of the people who learn here. Partner organizations of all kinds have come forward to accept the sponsorship challenge and to build new relationships with families. The Partnership Organization Scholarship benefits every individual coming to Salolampi, and organizations gain eager participating families. Since we are all about Salolampi, I offer an irresistible weaving analogy: We believe that individuals, partners, and organizations see themselves through the eye of the same heddle. When we see ourselves through the similarities, a more authentic potential is possible together—yhdessä.

Summer Recap

Our 40th summer was an unparalleled experience for villagers and staff. We welcomed nearly 150 villagers, 10 staff from Finland and a multi-day visit from the Finnish Embassy. All

of this is possible with a robust and dedicated Language Community that works year around in coordination with Concordia Language Villages and Salolampi Foundation to raise awareness, contribute to enrollment and deliver fun and transformational experiences at Salolampi. We introduced a new Nordic family week together with our neighbors and will continue working collaboratively to offer new flexible programming through the year. During FinnFest, I had the great honor to attend, on behalf of Salolampi, a private reception at the Minnesota Governor’s Residence with Governor Mark Dayton, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and his wife, Jenni Haukio. Watch for us live and on social media as our year continues with attendance at festivals and celebrations honoring Finland’s century of independence.

Live Local-Global

For 40 summers, Salolampi (and CLV since 1961), has been eager to engage villagers in global citizenship and the perks one receives from networking and learning globally. Most traditionally, but not exclusively, young people join us to learn many things through Finnish language and culture and then return to their lives, which may be very different from the play world they just experienced. Here is the catch of local-global: A human takes a learning risk to develop in a positively dramatic way—only to return home required to fit in as the person they previously were.

editors

CONNECT!

Marlene Banttari & Wendy Johnson, with Joanne Bergman, John Hanson III, Gil Kinnunen, and Heidi Marttila-Losure

photography Village staff

design

Wendy J. Johnson, Points Of View, Inc. (POV), Orono, MN. POV generously discounts its prices for the Salolalmpi Foundation. The Sanomat is sent to over 6000 Salolampi contacts in the US, Finland, and Canada. V

This icon in the Sanomat represents a former Salolampi youth villager.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

www.salolampi.org

email: info@salolampi.org

Salolampi in 2017 A Year Filled To Capacity!

committed to sustaining the Finnish language & culture through scholarships & program support at the Salolampi Finnish Language Village – a Concordia Language Village

Winter Family Fun Weekend February 16–19 Adults, ages 19–99 – $300 Children, ages 4–18 – $165 Children, ages 0–3 – Free

We are proud of the contributions of our talented 2017 staff!

Fall 2017

a publication of the Salolampi Foundation –

SALOLAMPI 2018 OTHER SESSIONS & EVENTS

by John Jussi Hanson, Salolampi Foundation President

2017 was fabulous but 2018 promises to be just as stimulating! Salolampi will celebrate 25 years of summer programs at the current site. We encourage alumni to attend the festivities. Look for announcements to come. Because of the village’s excellent growth in attendance, the Foundation established a steering committee to look at potential funding raising for buildings. This project will look at the needs, attendance, and use of the facilities. This is another opportunity for cooperation with Concordia Language Villages. To begin the new year, we invite alumni and friends to a reunion on Saturday, January 27th in Minneapolis. Watch for details. The Foundation is looking forward to filling board positions as long-term members retire. We would like to fill three important positions. These volunteers would work in the areas of finance, fund raising, and data management. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please contact us at www.salolampi.org. For fun and culture, there are three winter/ spring events. These events are Nordic Holiday Weekend on December 8–10, Family Fun weekend on February 16–19, and Finnish Culture and Connections Weekend on April 6–8. We thank all who have contributed to Salolampi in many ways: donations, work weekends, property gifts, and board membership. Coming soon is sustaining membership. I look forward to meeting you at Salolampi. Kiitos paljon.

Salolammen Sanomat

PO Box 14480 Minneapolis MN 55414-0480

Family Week – Adults & Children Ages 0–18 June 11–16 One-Week Youth Exploration Sessions One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 18–23 One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 25–29 One Week Session – Ages 12–18 July 2–7 One-Week Session – Ages 7–12 July 9–14 Two-Week Youth Immersion Session Ages 8–15 June 18–30 Two-Week Youth Immersion Session & International Day – Ages 12–18 July 2–14 Four-Week Apprentice & International Day Ages 16–18 June 18–July 14 Four-Week High School Credit & International Day – Grades 9–12 June 18–July 14 Adventure Day Camps – Ages 6–11 June 19–23; June 26–30; July 10–14

Annina Aalto, Cultural Counselor at the Embassy of Finland, William Craft, President of Concordia College, and many former villagers and members of the Salolampi Foundation participated in our 40th anniversary at Salolampi Language Village on July 7. This summer, cabins, lodges, and classrooms were filled to capacity; and teachers from Finland and the U.S. held classes outdoors at the dance pavilion, on the decks, under canopies, and in the craft room. Appropriately, we observed our 40th year with a record high in villager attendance.

Total scholarships awarded in 2017 Salolampi Foundation Youth Scholarships......... $72,925 Salolampi Family Scholarships.............................. $6,345 Salolampi Foundation Scholarships.................... $79,270

Excerpts from a letter by Matt Turo Philaya, a past counselor… Dear Amy and staff of Salolampi, I am writing to send you a note of thanks for the wonderful time that my family and I had during Family Week at Salolampi this summer. For me personally, it was deeply fulfilling to experience that week with my family. Because my parents are no longer around, [my children] have had little to no exposure to this part of their heritage. In our one week at Salolampi, my family now has an informed appreciation of Finnish language and culture. I would also like to commend the staff for their leadership of the programming, for their outgoing interactions with all of us, and their generous and gracious sharing of the Finnish language. To the native Finns, thank you for taking this opportunity to help us create the unique Salolampi experience. You are the resources that keep things up-to-date and relevant… …We’ll be back …we’ll invite others …keep up the great work!

– Turo

Adult Week Villagers from 10 U.S. States & Canada

See our website & social media links for up-to-date details on sessions & events.

SPRING, 2017 – FROM CANADA, MANITOBA: Richard Castro; and SASKATCHEWAN: Valerie Knuuttila. FROM DELAWARE: Jean Hendrickson. FROM MINNESOTA: Shelley Kerber; Zara Kinnunen; Donna Mae Kovala. FROM MONTANA: David Repola. FROM PENNSYLVANIA: Teres Brennan. FROM VIRGINIA: Helen McMahon. FROM WISCONSIN: Kara McCarty. FALL, 2017 – FROM CALIFORNIA: Eloise Maki. FROM FLORIDA: Claudia Adkins. FROM MICHIGAN: John Makinen. FROM MINNESOTA: Ann Jalonen; Jon Moulder; Robert Pemberton. FROM MONTANA: David Repola. FROM NEW YORK: Dustin Craven; Richard Winkky. FROM WISCONSIN: Cheryl Lowery.

147 VILLAGERS FROM 20 U.S. STATES IN 2017 This summer, Salolampi villagers came from Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin.

FAMILY WEEK – June 12–17 (Adults & Children)

FROM CALIFORNIA: Kirsti and Duncan Snow. FROM GEORGIA: Yvette, Manuel, Oliver, and Colin Sanders. FROM MICHIGAN: Marissa, Benjamin, and Graham Clements. FROM MINNESOTA: Marcus and Mataya Branson; Alaina, Alexis, and Zachary Davidson; Megan Gehling; Amy, Anders, and Tuomi Gilbertson; Renee and Sylvia Hill; Jill Laitinen; Dennis and Gus Pernu; Jennifer, Matt, Elisabeth, and Thomas Philaya; Heidi and Frederick Wherland; Carol Wiitanen; Catherine and Maeve Wikstrom. FROM OHIO: Caitlin and Henrik Kilkka. FROM WISCONSIN: Anton, Elsa, and Greta Maki; Jean and Natalie Miller.

ONE-WEEK SESSIONS – YOUTH EXPLORATION

June 19–24 (Ages 7–11) – FROM CONNECTICUT: Isaac Ylitalo. FROM KENTUCKY: Eleanor Patterson. FROM MINNESOTA: Sloan and Susan Isaacs; Isabell Karvakko; Aida Kero; Sophie Middleton; Wesley Newell; Otso Runtasaari. FROM WISCONSIN: Grant Popp. June 26–July 1 (Ages 7–11) FROM ALASKA: Ilkka and Mauri Saarinen. FROM ILLINOIS: Levi and Seattle Creasy. FROM MINNESOTA: Emmie and Eva Doesken; Ivy Gordon; Kaisa and Markus Hogan; Kenna Huot; Riley Livingston; Paavo and Tuuli Rova; Wil Somero; Cyrus Struckman; Ella Thayer. July 3–8 (Ages 12–18) FROM MARYLAND: Isaac Hanson. FROM MICHIGAN: Elise Johnson. FROM MINNESOTA: Savanna Bauer; Marija Isaacs; Francie Kero; Jonas Ojanen; Monica Ruuska; Preston Sievert; Cooper Skowers; Nora and Amelia Wikstrom. July 10–15 (Ages 7–12) FROM CALIFORNIA: Torsten Levine. FROM MINNESOTA: Danika and Kai Dumarce; Maari Kvidt; Sonja and Sylvi Leppa; Franklin Maple; Fran Perry; Ari Petros. FROM NEW YORK: Lydia Sancho. FROM NORTH DAKOTA: Caius Kniert.

TWO-WEEK SESSIONS – YOUTH IMMERSION

June 19–July 1 (Ages 8–15) FROM KENTUCKY: Laurel Patterson. FROM MICHIGAN: Elle Williams. FROM MINNESOTA: August Karvakko; Sven Lahti; Eli Lahti-Schlotec; Harmony Livingston; August Melvin; Emily and Mia Middleton; Annelise, Ava, and Leah Raisanen; Ivy Selmi-Perry; Jaime Somero; Amelia and Jaclyn Wiitanen; Ava Williams; Leif Wyland. FROM WISCONSIN: Grace Stuhl. July 3–15 (Ages 12–18) FROM FLORIDA: Christina Carson; Johan Morales. FROM GEORGIA: Olivia Lord. FROM ILLINOIS: Hanna and Michaela Brown; Arielle Jones. FROM INDIANA: Eilan Price. FROM MARYLAND: Daniel Huisentruit; Isabel and Sabrina Viladegut. FROM MAINE: Christopher Koskinen. FROM MINNNESOTA: William Besonen; Tucker Henderson; Emmett Jaakkola; Elisabeth Nielsen; Annika Richardson; Katherine and Kristianna Woller; Liisa and Liv Wyland. FROM NORTH CAROLINA: Christel and Ruby Schober-Colburn. FROM NEVADA: Caroline Feldman. FROM UTAH: Heidi Paisley.

FOUR-WEEK HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT SESSION – June 19–July 15

(Grades 9–12) FROM CONNECTICUT: Alexander Ylitalo. FROM ILLINOIS: Olivia Laske; McKayla McMahon. FROM MARYLAND: Claire Hibbein; Alyssa Horne. FROM MICHIGAN: Katie Wakevainen. FROM MINNESOTA: Mark Kivimaki; Helen Newell. FROM MISSOURI: Emmanuellle Schroeder; Tristan Wells. FROM NORTH CAROLINA: Annikki and Magnus Nordby. FROM UTAH: Stella Ferro.

ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS (Ages 6–11)

July 10–14 – FROM CANADA: Markus Woloshyn. June 26–30 – FROM ILLINOIS: Levi Creasy. June 19–23 – FROM MINNESOTA: Hilma Newell.

APPRENTICE PROGRAM – July 19–July 15 (Ages 16–18) FROM MINNESOTA: Jack Wheeler.

Visit the Salolampi blog link at concordialanguagevillages.org for more photos and stories from Salolampi.


Partners, Leaders, Staff, & Memorials ORGANIZATIONS’ SUPPORT EXPANDS In 2017, a record number of Finnish American organizations provided scholarships to Salolampi villagers and qualified the villager to an additional $50 from the Salolampi Foundation: Minnesota Finnish American Society (2 scholarships) Finnish American Heritage Society Finnish American Cultural Activities, MN Red River Finns (2 scholarships) Anchorage Suomi Finland Club, Inc. Finnish American Society of the Midwest Finlandia Foundation, NY Metropolitan Chapter, Inc. Finnish Americans & Friends, Hibbing, MN Tuomi Suomi Club, MN Laura Seppanen, Dayton, MN Glen & Miriam Mursu, personal Miriam’s Massage Finlandia Foundation, Twin Cities Salolampi Foundation (2 scholarships) Finlandia Foundation Inc., Florida Chapter (2 scholarships) Wolf Lake MFAHS Susijärvu Chapter Cokato Finnish American Historical Society AND Appliances LLC Finnish School of Minnesota Hermits Cove, Buffalo, MN Ntertainment LLC Finlandia Foundation National (16 scholarships) Finnish American Cultural Society

Other organizations recognized a registering villager who approached them with an intention to attend Salolampi. With that information on the application, the villager qualified for a $100 tuition reduction from the Salolampi Foundation: Always Mod (former Finnsttyle) American Finnish Club Carter Cousin Connection Finlandia Foundation National Chapters Finlandia Foundation National/Utah Finn Creek Museum Finnish American Heritage Society (6 chapters) Finnish American Society of the Midwest Frederick Forward Horse Hustlers 4-H Club Ladies of Kaleva-Soinnuttaren Tupa (2 villagers) Limestone Community HS Speech Team Scandinavian Studies, Brigham Young University St. Anthony-Salo Sister City Association, Inc. Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, MN (4 villagers) The Finnish Bistro Tromi Suomi Club, MN Western North Carolina Historical Association William Hyrkas Plumbing and Heating WNC Youth Bridge YMCA of Western North Carolina-Piranhas

Could your Finnish or Finnish American club or organization use more participation, members, or volunteers? To all generous Partner Organizations: Salolampi brings you eager, involved families who seek your investment and, therefore, an opportunity to invite them into your organization and happenings. Hold these villagers closely to your heart as they return ready to positively transform their collective world into better place for all. Their experience at CLV Salolampi not only gave them a glimpse of Finland, but a vision for a better world. Live local-global!

40 Years of Leadership Concordia Language Villages leadership enabled the Salolampi Finnish Language to become a reality. Concordia College and the vision of Odell Bjerkness created the model that would provide language experiences for children. Christine Schulze, Executive Director of the Concordia Language Villages and Concordia College, Dr. Paul Dovre and innovative Finnish Americans, with a common vision, led to realization of that dream. Early on, Darrel Nicholson, a Minneapolis educator, wrote to Concordia College to propose the idea of a Finnish language village. Existing German and Norwegian villages illustrated the language village concept in action. Leo Liiste, Jeanne Maki, Darrel Nicholson, and others created the momentum for the project. Leo’s leadership led to the formation of the Salolampi Foundation, which for 40 years has been guided a series of devoted leaders who have

served in the role of president of the Foundation: Leo Liiste, Lester Ristinen, Kenneth Lahti, Irja Hanson (deceased), Robert Pemberton, Kenneth Daniels, Armi Koskinen Nelson (deceased), Leo Nevala (deceased), Michael Anuta, Ray Pesola, Marlene Banttari, Marvin Nevala, Evelyn Eskeli, Gilbert Kinnunen, Jack Rajala (deceased), Joanne Bergman, Tiina Watts, Susan Harstad V , and current president John Hanson. The success of the language village evolved under dynamic leadership from deans: Borje Vähämäki, Tuulikki Sinks, Pirkko Gaultney (deceased), Larry Lauri Saukko, and current dean Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg V ; as well as long-time staff: David Taavetti Salmela, Annikki Marttila, Susan Susanna Harstad V , Anna Anna Berg, Janice Jaana Koski-Garret, Matt Turo Philaya, and Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg V .

Schedule in 2018

Thank you for this scholarship! It is a huge [learning] opportunity for me. – Jaclyn Wiitanen

KIITOS to our fabulous 2017 SALOLAMPI STAFF!

Salolampi Foundation and CLV automatic youth scholarships, plus early-bird registration, reduce the net cost for highlighted sessions below by 30 percent. For additional savings, check other scholarships on these pages or visit the Salolampi website salolampi.org and the CLV website concordialanguagevillages.org.

Anne – Credit Teacher Kasper – Counselor Maija – Credit Teacher Michaela – Counselor Pilvi – Credit Teacher Salla – Counselor Satu – Counselor & Credit Teacher Sofia – Counselor (Junior) Vera – Counselor & Blogger

Ages Dates Session (number) CLV Tuition

FROM ILLINOIS Matti – Counselor

FROM MASSACHUSETTS Tuula – Counselor

FROM MINNESOTA (l to r, top to bottom)

Helvi – Associate Dean Iida – Dean Ilmari – Counselor Katarina – Counselor Linnea – Counselor & Lifeguard Niilo – Counselor & Blogger Onni – Business Manager Viivi – Credit Manager

FROM NORTH CAROLINA Risto – Counselor

2017 scholarship contributions are continuing to arrive. A list of all 2017 contributors will be published in the Spring 2018 Sanomat.

Feb. 3, 2017 – Nov. 10, 2017 The following memorials & honors were received during the past 9 months.

Richard Impola

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

In Honor of…

Ronald Kanen

Ira Ebeling

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Selma Nousiainen

George & Brenda Nousiainen, Cheshire, CT

Norman Kangas

Oiva Victor Pakka

Shirley Kukkonen

Nancy Harju, Golden, CO

Kirsten Olson, Lansing, MI

Bernard Karne

Margaret Paine Vergene Ollila Routhe, Edina, MN

Elsie Sandvick, granddaughter Aino Backstrand, Tuckhow, NY

Elma Katainen

Vergene Ollila Routhe, Edina, MN

Rev. Tom Palomaki Marilyn Palomaki, Wadena, MN

Armas & Fanny Kangas

Carol Perttu

Gladys E. Aukee

Mary Karne, Oakland, CA

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI Eeva Savolainen & Kari Sundstrom, St. Paul, MN

Taru M. Berg Helena & Paavo Pelkonen, Wadsworth, IL Mark & Helen (Mattie) Bergman

Gordy Bergman, Sebeka, MN

Rev. Omar & Saimi Halme

Michael & Susan Feldman, Las Vegas, NV

George & Miriam Hendrickson

Jean & Randy Hendrickson, Seaford, DE

Miriam Hendrickson

Cheryl Lowery, Menomonie, WI

Nina Hepokoski

Jean & Clarence Norrbom, Minneapolis, MN

Leonard Hill

Linda Mehle School, Oakdale, MN

Fred Holmstrom Norma & Ernie Holmstrom, Moose Lake, MN

Harlan & Betty Putikka, Mt. Iron, MN

Armi Nelson

In Memory of… Ernest Banttari

Patrick Mowers, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Joyce Wessman

Arnold & Gloria Johnson

Janet Helander, Brantwood, WI

James & Lois Hendrickson, Minnetonka, MN

Henry Aukee, Barnes, WI

Michael John Mowers

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Janet Helander, Brantwood, WI

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Shirley Kero

Jack Rajala Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI Steve Leppälä, Hermantown, MN

Järvenpää Chapter 1 FAHS of MN, Duluth, MN

Bernard & Helen Kinnunen Don & Debra Kinnunen, Woodridge, IL Edwin Kumpula Genevieve Keranen, Ottertail, MN Kaino Leethem

John & Lisa Leethem, Katy, TX

Eila Matinpuro

Marlene Banttari, St. Paul, MN

Roger Mattson Karen Mattson, Duluth, MN Beatrice Meyers

Kirsten Olson, Lansing, MI Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Linda Sargent

Aino Bachstrand, Tuckahoe, NY

Helvi Savola Pat Savola Gohs, Twin Lakes, WI Esther & Victor Sola Dale & Betty Sola, Duluth, MN Helen Steffen Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI George Sundquist

Marion P. Sundquist, Red Wood City, CA

Keith Van Sande

Marlene Banttari, St. Paul, MN

CONNECT! SALOLAMPI ENDOWMENT FUND • SALOLAMPI HERITAGE SOCIETY • email: info@salolampi.org • or write to the Salolampi Foundation

John & Susan Weitz, St. Cloud, MN Jim & Patty Henry, St. Cloud, MN Gary & Kathy Anderson, Minneapolis, MN

CLV Finnish Scholarship

Early-Bird Discount

(before 4/1/18)

June 11-16

$560

(0–3 free)

Net Cost (saving)

$195 (save $365)

$585 (save $105)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$1,430 (save $680)

$2,530 $3,105 (save $1,475)

6-11

June 19-23

Adventure Day Camp (IB02DC)

$250

$250

6-11

June 26–30

Adventure Day Camp (IB03DC)

$250

$250

6-11

July 10-14

Adventure Day Camp (IB04DC)

$250

$250

4-18

July 16-21

Nordic Family Week—child (MB65)

$560

(0–3 free)

19–99 July 16-21 Nordic Family Week—adult (MB69) $690

SALOLAMPI SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS email: info@salolampi.org or write Salolampi Foundation or visit www.salolampi.org

$215 $50 $50 $50* $55 $50*

Scholarships

Amount

First-Time (1-Week Villagers) 1-Week

$100

Automatic ($1,000 reserve for scholarships)

Upper Peninsula (youth from 497, 498, 499 zip codes)

1-Week 2-Week 4-Week

$150 $250 $450

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Travel Scholarship (A) E, W, & S coast states plus AL, AZ, NM, HI (B) All other states except MN, ND, SD, IA, WI

2-Week or 4-Week

(A) $125 (B) $75

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Finnish-American Cultural Activities (FACA) 1-Week $100 Twin Cities 2-Week $200 (children or relatives of a FACA member)

Request information/application from Kathleen Jackson – 3225 Century Ave. S., Woodbury, MN 55125; 651-739-3102.

Needs Based Scholarships All Varies • Concordia Language Villages • Kipinä Kerho (Finn Spark)—$2,000 total (prefer Washington DC-Baltimore area)

Call 800-222-4750, ext. 4; or go to concordialanguagevillages.org and February 28, 2018 connect to Needs-Based page for information and application.

$195 (save $365)

Salolampi Apprenticeship As an offshoot of Finland, the “innovation” nation, Salolampi is also continually innovating to meet changing needs and opportunities. For three years, we have offered the Apprentice program for villagers who have been long term villagers seeking a different kind of four week experience. Typical apprentices have advanced language skills, interest in being on staff, and dedication to Salolampi. The process includes submitting an application, acceptance, and guided practice with selected staff members.

$585

The Scholarship Appeal/Phonathon is winding down with hundreds of hours of volunteer time given. The InFaith Community Foundation donated phones for three nights. 30 volunteers made calls and 26 more volunteers called from their homes, for a total of 1700 contacts made. Not all of our Salolampi friends are approached for contributions every year. Names to be called are selected on a rotation basis, but if you were not contacted and wish to give, our address is PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Online donations are accepted securely at www.salolampi.org. Every year we lose contact with many supporters because they no longer have landlines. If you have dropped your landline and are using cell phone service exclusively, please email ldavismn@yahoo.com

or ruthann@ars-service.com with your cell phone number. A huge thank you to all devoted volunteers who helped in the 2017 Scholarship Appeal/Phonathon. KIITOS PALJON! All Salolampi villagers are awarded scholarships, making tuition more affordable. We are sure that the reduced tuition is one reason Salolampi had a record-breaking attendance this past summer.

Deadline

April 1, 2018

2018 SPRING & SUMMER EVENTS… Finnish Culture and Connections Weekend

April 6–8, 2018 – Adults 19–99, $199; Children 4–18, $165

Make Finnish foods and crafts while enjoying a weekend at Salolampi. For adults between ages 20-40 who find it difficult to enroll for a full week of adult programming. Enjoy the magic of Salolampi, and minimal Finnish language during this retreat.

• •

Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day)

Sunday, June 24, 2018 – 2–8 PM

(save $105)

Family activities including sauna, swimming, makkara, and tikkuleipä. FREE afternoon/evening, please join us!

*Allie Luoma Family Week Scholarship.

THANK YOU – KIITOS PALJON

How to Apply

Sessions

$1,430 (save $680)

Wayne & Linda Ebeling, Eagan, MN

Nora Wright on 100th Birthday

Salolampi Foundation Automatic Scholarship

$215 $50 $50 $50* 19–99 June 11-16 Family Week—adult (IB19) $55 $690 $50* 7-11 June 18-23 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB21) $980 $245 $25 $50 7-11 June 25-30 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB31) $980 $245 $25 $50 12-18 One-Week Youth Exploration and July 2-7 $980 $245 $25 $50 International Day (IB48) 7-12 July 9-14 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB51) $980 $245 $25 $50 8-15 June 18-30 Two-Week Youth Immersion (IB22) $2,110 $530 $50 $100 12-18 Two-Week Youth Immersion and July 2-14 $2,110 $530 $50 $100 International Day (IB42) 16-18 June 18– Four-Week Apprentice and $2,530 July 14 International Day (IB26) Grades June 18- Four-Week High School Credit and $4,580 $1,175 $100 $200 9-12 July 14 International Day (IB24) 4-18

Family Week—child (IB15)

ADULT SPRING & FALL WEEKS – FAMILY FUN WEEKEND email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

2018 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships Summary

SCHEDULE, FEES, and SCHOLARSHIPS

(l to r, top to bottom)

MEMORIALS & HONORS

YOUTH SUMMER SESSIONS – FAMILY WEEK – ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS www.salolampi.org or www.concordialanguagevillages.org, find Finnish or call 800-222-4750

2018 CLV/Salolampi Youth Residential Summer Session

FROM FINLAND

Partner Organizations

CONNECT! 2018 REGISTRATION

In 2016, the Salolampi Foundation paid Concordia Language Villages $64,450 in Automatic and Early Registration scholarship support for the villagers. This support reduced the Automatic and Early Registration tuition by 30 percent.

Charitable IRA Rollover – Tax Benefit If you are at least 70 1/2 years old, you can make a gift from your IRA. Contact your tax or financial advisor for details.

Nordic Family Week

July 16–21, 2018 – (Register as “Finnish”) Adults 19–99, $690; Children 4–18, $560

Lauri Saukko’s “Year” Books (Opi I and Opi II) Each Opi book contains 52 weeks of useful exploration in colloquial Finnish. Every practice includes an English translation on the same page, offering an immediate opportunity to read and understand Finnish in both form and function! For orders, contact: opibooks@salolampi.org.

Salolampi hosts Family Week with Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian participants with Salolampi, Sjolunden, and Skogfjorden staff members during this multi-generational family experience. Enjoy ancestral and new language and culture, language tracks and evening programs.

Salolampi Day Camp 2018

A perfect time for a family vacation! June 19–23 • June 26–30 • July 10–14

Consider a family vacation in the lake country near Bemidji next summer while your child or children enjoy a new experience at a Salolampi Adventure Day Camp. Visit www.salolampi.org and www.concordialanguagevillages.org to find registration information.

“Thank you so much for the scholarship…. I’m really thankful for you and groups like you that make it possible for me to attend Salolampi. Salolampi has been a huge part of my life for a decade now, and next year I plan on taking part in the four-week credit program. Kiitos paljon!” – Amelia Amalia Wikstrom


Partners, Leaders, Staff, & Memorials ORGANIZATIONS’ SUPPORT EXPANDS In 2017, a record number of Finnish American organizations provided scholarships to Salolampi villagers and qualified the villager to an additional $50 from the Salolampi Foundation: Minnesota Finnish American Society (2 scholarships) Finnish American Heritage Society Finnish American Cultural Activities, MN Red River Finns (2 scholarships) Anchorage Suomi Finland Club, Inc. Finnish American Society of the Midwest Finlandia Foundation, NY Metropolitan Chapter, Inc. Finnish Americans & Friends, Hibbing, MN Tuomi Suomi Club, MN Laura Seppanen, Dayton, MN Glen & Miriam Mursu, personal Miriam’s Massage Finlandia Foundation, Twin Cities Salolampi Foundation (2 scholarships) Finlandia Foundation Inc., Florida Chapter (2 scholarships) Wolf Lake MFAHS Susijärvu Chapter Cokato Finnish American Historical Society AND Appliances LLC Finnish School of Minnesota Hermits Cove, Buffalo, MN Ntertainment LLC Finlandia Foundation National (16 scholarships) Finnish American Cultural Society

Other organizations recognized a registering villager who approached them with an intention to attend Salolampi. With that information on the application, the villager qualified for a $100 tuition reduction from the Salolampi Foundation: Always Mod (former Finnsttyle) American Finnish Club Carter Cousin Connection Finlandia Foundation National Chapters Finlandia Foundation National/Utah Finn Creek Museum Finnish American Heritage Society (6 chapters) Finnish American Society of the Midwest Frederick Forward Horse Hustlers 4-H Club Ladies of Kaleva-Soinnuttaren Tupa (2 villagers) Limestone Community HS Speech Team Scandinavian Studies, Brigham Young University St. Anthony-Salo Sister City Association, Inc. Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, MN (4 villagers) The Finnish Bistro Tromi Suomi Club, MN Western North Carolina Historical Association William Hyrkas Plumbing and Heating WNC Youth Bridge YMCA of Western North Carolina-Piranhas

Could your Finnish or Finnish American club or organization use more participation, members, or volunteers? To all generous Partner Organizations: Salolampi brings you eager, involved families who seek your investment and, therefore, an opportunity to invite them into your organization and happenings. Hold these villagers closely to your heart as they return ready to positively transform their collective world into better place for all. Their experience at CLV Salolampi not only gave them a glimpse of Finland, but a vision for a better world. Live local-global!

40 Years of Leadership Concordia Language Villages leadership enabled the Salolampi Finnish Language to become a reality. Concordia College and the vision of Odell Bjerkness created the model that would provide language experiences for children. Christine Schulze, Executive Director of the Concordia Language Villages and Concordia College, Dr. Paul Dovre and innovative Finnish Americans, with a common vision, led to realization of that dream. Early on, Darrel Nicholson, a Minneapolis educator, wrote to Concordia College to propose the idea of a Finnish language village. Existing German and Norwegian villages illustrated the language village concept in action. Leo Liiste, Jeanne Maki, Darrel Nicholson, and others created the momentum for the project. Leo’s leadership led to the formation of the Salolampi Foundation, which for 40 years has been guided a series of devoted leaders who have

served in the role of president of the Foundation: Leo Liiste, Lester Ristinen, Kenneth Lahti, Irja Hanson (deceased), Robert Pemberton, Kenneth Daniels, Armi Koskinen Nelson (deceased), Leo Nevala (deceased), Michael Anuta, Ray Pesola, Marlene Banttari, Marvin Nevala, Evelyn Eskeli, Gilbert Kinnunen, Jack Rajala (deceased), Joanne Bergman, Tiina Watts, Susan Harstad V , and current president John Hanson. The success of the language village evolved under dynamic leadership from deans: Borje Vähämäki, Tuulikki Sinks, Pirkko Gaultney (deceased), Larry Lauri Saukko, and current dean Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg V ; as well as long-time staff: David Taavetti Salmela, Annikki Marttila, Susan Susanna Harstad V , Anna Anna Berg, Janice Jaana Koski-Garret, Matt Turo Philaya, and Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg V .

Schedule in 2018

Thank you for this scholarship! It is a huge [learning] opportunity for me. – Jaclyn Wiitanen

KIITOS to our fabulous 2017 SALOLAMPI STAFF!

Salolampi Foundation and CLV automatic youth scholarships, plus early-bird registration, reduce the net cost for highlighted sessions below by 30 percent. For additional savings, check other scholarships on these pages or visit the Salolampi website salolampi.org and the CLV website concordialanguagevillages.org.

Anne – Credit Teacher Kasper – Counselor Maija – Credit Teacher Michaela – Counselor Pilvi – Credit Teacher Salla – Counselor Satu – Counselor & Credit Teacher Sofia – Counselor (Junior) Vera – Counselor & Blogger

Ages Dates Session (number) CLV Tuition

FROM ILLINOIS Matti – Counselor

FROM MASSACHUSETTS Tuula – Counselor

FROM MINNESOTA (l to r, top to bottom)

Helvi – Associate Dean Iida – Dean Ilmari – Counselor Katarina – Counselor Linnea – Counselor & Lifeguard Niilo – Counselor & Blogger Onni – Business Manager Viivi – Credit Manager

FROM NORTH CAROLINA Risto – Counselor

2017 scholarship contributions are continuing to arrive. A list of all 2017 contributors will be published in the Spring 2018 Sanomat.

Feb. 3, 2017 – Nov. 10, 2017 The following memorials & honors were received during the past 9 months.

Richard Impola

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

In Honor of…

Ronald Kanen

Ira Ebeling

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Selma Nousiainen

George & Brenda Nousiainen, Cheshire, CT

Norman Kangas

Oiva Victor Pakka

Shirley Kukkonen

Nancy Harju, Golden, CO

Kirsten Olson, Lansing, MI

Bernard Karne

Margaret Paine Vergene Ollila Routhe, Edina, MN

Elsie Sandvick, granddaughter Aino Backstrand, Tuckhow, NY

Elma Katainen

Vergene Ollila Routhe, Edina, MN

Rev. Tom Palomaki Marilyn Palomaki, Wadena, MN

Armas & Fanny Kangas

Carol Perttu

Gladys E. Aukee

Mary Karne, Oakland, CA

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI Eeva Savolainen & Kari Sundstrom, St. Paul, MN

Taru M. Berg Helena & Paavo Pelkonen, Wadsworth, IL Mark & Helen (Mattie) Bergman

Gordy Bergman, Sebeka, MN

Rev. Omar & Saimi Halme

Michael & Susan Feldman, Las Vegas, NV

George & Miriam Hendrickson

Jean & Randy Hendrickson, Seaford, DE

Miriam Hendrickson

Cheryl Lowery, Menomonie, WI

Nina Hepokoski

Jean & Clarence Norrbom, Minneapolis, MN

Leonard Hill

Linda Mehle School, Oakdale, MN

Fred Holmstrom Norma & Ernie Holmstrom, Moose Lake, MN

Harlan & Betty Putikka, Mt. Iron, MN

Armi Nelson

In Memory of… Ernest Banttari

Patrick Mowers, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Joyce Wessman

Arnold & Gloria Johnson

Janet Helander, Brantwood, WI

James & Lois Hendrickson, Minnetonka, MN

Henry Aukee, Barnes, WI

Michael John Mowers

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Janet Helander, Brantwood, WI

Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Shirley Kero

Jack Rajala Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI Steve Leppälä, Hermantown, MN

Järvenpää Chapter 1 FAHS of MN, Duluth, MN

Bernard & Helen Kinnunen Don & Debra Kinnunen, Woodridge, IL Edwin Kumpula Genevieve Keranen, Ottertail, MN Kaino Leethem

John & Lisa Leethem, Katy, TX

Eila Matinpuro

Marlene Banttari, St. Paul, MN

Roger Mattson Karen Mattson, Duluth, MN Beatrice Meyers

Kirsten Olson, Lansing, MI Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI

Linda Sargent

Aino Bachstrand, Tuckahoe, NY

Helvi Savola Pat Savola Gohs, Twin Lakes, WI Esther & Victor Sola Dale & Betty Sola, Duluth, MN Helen Steffen Jean Salonen Chapman, Escanaba, MI George Sundquist

Marion P. Sundquist, Red Wood City, CA

Keith Van Sande

Marlene Banttari, St. Paul, MN

CONNECT! SALOLAMPI ENDOWMENT FUND • SALOLAMPI HERITAGE SOCIETY • email: info@salolampi.org • or write to the Salolampi Foundation

John & Susan Weitz, St. Cloud, MN Jim & Patty Henry, St. Cloud, MN Gary & Kathy Anderson, Minneapolis, MN

CLV Finnish Scholarship

Early-Bird Discount

(before 4/1/18)

June 11-16

$560

(0–3 free)

Net Cost (saving)

$195 (save $365)

$585 (save $105)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$1,430 (save $680)

$2,530 $3,105 (save $1,475)

6-11

June 19-23

Adventure Day Camp (IB02DC)

$250

$250

6-11

June 26–30

Adventure Day Camp (IB03DC)

$250

$250

6-11

July 10-14

Adventure Day Camp (IB04DC)

$250

$250

4-18

July 16-21

Nordic Family Week—child (MB65)

$560

(0–3 free)

19–99 July 16-21 Nordic Family Week—adult (MB69) $690

SALOLAMPI SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS email: info@salolampi.org or write Salolampi Foundation or visit www.salolampi.org

$215 $50 $50 $50* $55 $50*

Scholarships

Amount

First-Time (1-Week Villagers) 1-Week

$100

Automatic ($1,000 reserve for scholarships)

Upper Peninsula (youth from 497, 498, 499 zip codes)

1-Week 2-Week 4-Week

$150 $250 $450

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Travel Scholarship (A) E, W, & S coast states plus AL, AZ, NM, HI (B) All other states except MN, ND, SD, IA, WI

2-Week or 4-Week

(A) $125 (B) $75

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Finnish-American Cultural Activities (FACA) 1-Week $100 Twin Cities 2-Week $200 (children or relatives of a FACA member)

Request information/application from Kathleen Jackson – 3225 Century Ave. S., Woodbury, MN 55125; 651-739-3102.

Needs Based Scholarships All Varies • Concordia Language Villages • Kipinä Kerho (Finn Spark)—$2,000 total (prefer Washington DC-Baltimore area)

Call 800-222-4750, ext. 4; or go to concordialanguagevillages.org and February 28, 2018 connect to Needs-Based page for information and application.

$195 (save $365)

Salolampi Apprenticeship As an offshoot of Finland, the “innovation” nation, Salolampi is also continually innovating to meet changing needs and opportunities. For three years, we have offered the Apprentice program for villagers who have been long term villagers seeking a different kind of four week experience. Typical apprentices have advanced language skills, interest in being on staff, and dedication to Salolampi. The process includes submitting an application, acceptance, and guided practice with selected staff members.

$585

The Scholarship Appeal/Phonathon is winding down with hundreds of hours of volunteer time given. The InFaith Community Foundation donated phones for three nights. 30 volunteers made calls and 26 more volunteers called from their homes, for a total of 1700 contacts made. Not all of our Salolampi friends are approached for contributions every year. Names to be called are selected on a rotation basis, but if you were not contacted and wish to give, our address is PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Online donations are accepted securely at www.salolampi.org. Every year we lose contact with many supporters because they no longer have landlines. If you have dropped your landline and are using cell phone service exclusively, please email ldavismn@yahoo.com

or ruthann@ars-service.com with your cell phone number. A huge thank you to all devoted volunteers who helped in the 2017 Scholarship Appeal/Phonathon. KIITOS PALJON! All Salolampi villagers are awarded scholarships, making tuition more affordable. We are sure that the reduced tuition is one reason Salolampi had a record-breaking attendance this past summer.

Deadline

April 1, 2018

2018 SPRING & SUMMER EVENTS… Finnish Culture and Connections Weekend

April 6–8, 2018 – Adults 19–99, $199; Children 4–18, $165

Make Finnish foods and crafts while enjoying a weekend at Salolampi. For adults between ages 20-40 who find it difficult to enroll for a full week of adult programming. Enjoy the magic of Salolampi, and minimal Finnish language during this retreat.

• •

Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day)

Sunday, June 24, 2018 – 2–8 PM

(save $105)

Family activities including sauna, swimming, makkara, and tikkuleipä. FREE afternoon/evening, please join us!

*Allie Luoma Family Week Scholarship.

THANK YOU – KIITOS PALJON

How to Apply

Sessions

$1,430 (save $680)

Wayne & Linda Ebeling, Eagan, MN

Nora Wright on 100th Birthday

Salolampi Foundation Automatic Scholarship

$215 $50 $50 $50* 19–99 June 11-16 Family Week—adult (IB19) $55 $690 $50* 7-11 June 18-23 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB21) $980 $245 $25 $50 7-11 June 25-30 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB31) $980 $245 $25 $50 12-18 One-Week Youth Exploration and July 2-7 $980 $245 $25 $50 International Day (IB48) 7-12 July 9-14 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB51) $980 $245 $25 $50 8-15 June 18-30 Two-Week Youth Immersion (IB22) $2,110 $530 $50 $100 12-18 Two-Week Youth Immersion and July 2-14 $2,110 $530 $50 $100 International Day (IB42) 16-18 June 18– Four-Week Apprentice and $2,530 July 14 International Day (IB26) Grades June 18- Four-Week High School Credit and $4,580 $1,175 $100 $200 9-12 July 14 International Day (IB24) 4-18

Family Week—child (IB15)

ADULT SPRING & FALL WEEKS – FAMILY FUN WEEKEND email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

2018 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships Summary

SCHEDULE, FEES, and SCHOLARSHIPS

(l to r, top to bottom)

MEMORIALS & HONORS

YOUTH SUMMER SESSIONS – FAMILY WEEK – ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS www.salolampi.org or www.concordialanguagevillages.org, find Finnish or call 800-222-4750

2018 CLV/Salolampi Youth Residential Summer Session

FROM FINLAND

Partner Organizations

CONNECT! 2018 REGISTRATION

In 2016, the Salolampi Foundation paid Concordia Language Villages $64,450 in Automatic and Early Registration scholarship support for the villagers. This support reduced the Automatic and Early Registration tuition by 30 percent.

Charitable IRA Rollover – Tax Benefit If you are at least 70 1/2 years old, you can make a gift from your IRA. Contact your tax or financial advisor for details.

Nordic Family Week

July 16–21, 2018 – (Register as “Finnish”) Adults 19–99, $690; Children 4–18, $560

Lauri Saukko’s “Year” Books (Opi I and Opi II) Each Opi book contains 52 weeks of useful exploration in colloquial Finnish. Every practice includes an English translation on the same page, offering an immediate opportunity to read and understand Finnish in both form and function! For orders, contact: opibooks@salolampi.org.

Salolampi hosts Family Week with Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian participants with Salolampi, Sjolunden, and Skogfjorden staff members during this multi-generational family experience. Enjoy ancestral and new language and culture, language tracks and evening programs.

Salolampi Day Camp 2018

A perfect time for a family vacation! June 19–23 • June 26–30 • July 10–14

Consider a family vacation in the lake country near Bemidji next summer while your child or children enjoy a new experience at a Salolampi Adventure Day Camp. Visit www.salolampi.org and www.concordialanguagevillages.org to find registration information.

“Thank you so much for the scholarship…. I’m really thankful for you and groups like you that make it possible for me to attend Salolampi. Salolampi has been a huge part of my life for a decade now, and next year I plan on taking part in the four-week credit program. Kiitos paljon!” – Amelia Amalia Wikstrom


Salolampi in 2018

CONNECT!

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

ADULT & FAMILY EVENTS email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

Exciting Year Ahead!

PLAN NOW!

SALOLAMPI 2018 SESSIONS

Following a Banner Year, Salolampi Moves Ahead! by Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg, Ph.D. Salolampi Dean V

Spring & Fall Work Weekends/Alumni Reunion (see story inside this issue)

Spring, May 18–20 Fall, September 21–23

Spring & Fall Adult Weeks

2018 Salolampi Adult Week Scholarships

(see story to left)

Spring, May 19–25 Fall, September 8–14

Three Salolampi Foundation scholarships will be available to 2018 Adult Week villagers. Those who register as a FIRST TIME villager will be eligible for a $50 discount. An EARLY discount of $50 is also available to all who register before April 1 for the May Adult Week session and for those who register before July 1 for the September Adult Week. An Adult Week villager traveling more than 500 miles is also eligible for a $50 travel scholarship. The scholarships continue to assist adult villagers to decrease the $850 adult registration rate, and $770 rate for seniors (65+) and college students. Each session continues to attract villagers from near and far for a week that bonds friendships and grows greater appreciation of the Finnish language and culture.

Family Week

(see story inside this issue)

June 11–16 Adults, ages 19–99 Children, ages 0–18 Nordic Family Week

(see story inside this issue)

Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish July 16–21 Culinary Arts/Handicraft Weekend November 9–11 Adults, ages 19–99 Children, ages 0–18

Spring Adult Week: May 19–25, 2018 Register before April 1 Fall Adult Week: September 8–14, 2018 Register before: July 1

For information & to register for these sessions & events, contact: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-4502214 or 218-586-8600. For more details, visit concordialanguagevillages.org

Come to Spring Weekend/Alumni Reunion – May 18–20, 2018 Fall 2017 Work Weekend was a great success. For former and present Salolampi staff, villagers, and lovers of Salolampi, the weekend grew into a time to work together, reminisce, and enjoy Salolampi.

weekends. We look forward to new projects and new and old faces next spring. Start planning for another great reunion opportunity! (The Fall 2018 Work Weekend/Alumni Reunion is September 8–14.)

Work Weekend is a unique opportunity for a village reunion that will hopefully grow at upcoming work

“I look forward to Salolampi 2018, making new friends, learning new words and songs, learning more about my ancestors and their culture, and eating amazing foods. Ystävällisin terveisin!” – Nora Wikstrom

by John Jussi Hanson, Salolampi Foundation President

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Finnish Culture & Connections Weekend April 6–8 Adults, ages 19–99 Children, ages 0–18, on request

SALOLAMPI VILLAGE is located at 10915 Ojutkangastie NE, Bemidji, MN 56601, northeast of Bemidji, Minnesota, on Turtle River Lake, County Hwy 20.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION OFFICERS

John Hanson President New Brighton, MN Kaisa Syväoja V President Elect Bemidji, MN Susan Harstad V Past President Mankato. MN Mauno Silpala Treasurer Champlin, MN Richard Castro Secretary Winnipeg, MB, Canada

DIRECTORS

Marlene Banttari St. Paul, MN Joanne Bergman St. Paul, MN Sara Ahlgren Bogie V St. Paul, MN Elizabeth Brauer V Minneapolis, MN Katherine Brauer V Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies Ken Daniels Blaine, MN Linda Warpula Davis Maple Grove, MN

Gil Kinnunen West St. Paul, MN Kaarina Kotkavuori St. Paul, MN Donna Kovala Osage, MN Eric Maki Hayward, WI Heidi Marttila-Losure Frederick, SD Ruthann Swanson Minneapolis, MN Paavo Taipale V Lauderdale, MN Tiina Watts Provo, UT

REGIONAL DIRECTORS Claudia Adkins Tampa, FL Valerie Knuuttila Stockholm, SK, Canada Jim Kurtti Painesdale, MI Steve Leppälä Hermantown, MN Crystal Patterson Owensboro, KY Jennifer Porter Espoo, Finland Larry Saukko Duluth, MN

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Rosanne Wulff Angeli Ironwood, MI Mike Anuta White Bear Township, MN Erikki Daniels V St. Anthony, MN Evelyn Eskeli Minneapolis, MN Mary Ann Gomsi Hibbing, MN Dana Halberg Little Canada, MN Dan Karvonen Crystal, MN Ove Lilja Stillwater, MN Ivy Nevala Cedar Grove, WI Marvin Nevala Amery, WI Arlene Putikka Tucker Hermantown, MN Ed Watts Provo, UT

HONORARY MEMBERS

Elaine Anuta White Bear Township, MN Ken Lahti Eveleth, MN Claire Seppi Virginia, MN

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Mark Wirtanen Hibbing, MN

DEAN

Amy Tervola Hultberg New York Mills, MN

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EXOFFICIO Concordia Language Villages

Christine Schulze Executive Director, Concordia Language Villages Moorhead, MN Martin Graefe Group Director, CLV Bemidji, MN Ross Dybvig Asst. to the Group Director, CLV Minneapolis, MN Sara Williams Registration Specialist, CLV Adult Weeks Bemidji, MN Of the 15 Concordia College Language Villages, Salolampi is the only village that has an organized, active foundation comprised of 20 loyal volunteers who meet three times per year. Various committees help to determine the direction and future of Salolampi. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please contact us.

We all come to Salolampi as learners, facilitators, and citizens, and we leave profoundly impacted and undoubtedly changed. Professional staff from Finland and America broadens our offerings and opportunities. With nine native Finns and numerous Finnishspeaking Americans teaching language and culture, we dream that Salolampi will continue to grow and to reflect accurately the diversity of the people who learn here. Partner organizations of all kinds have come forward to accept the sponsorship challenge and to build new relationships with families. The Partnership Organization Scholarship benefits every individual coming to Salolampi, and organizations gain eager participating families. Since we are all about Salolampi, I offer an irresistible weaving analogy: We believe that individuals, partners, and organizations see themselves through the eye of the same heddle. When we see ourselves through the similarities, a more authentic potential is possible together—yhdessä.

Summer Recap

Our 40th summer was an unparalleled experience for villagers and staff. We welcomed nearly 150 villagers, 10 staff from Finland and a multi-day visit from the Finnish Embassy. All

of this is possible with a robust and dedicated Language Community that works year around in coordination with Concordia Language Villages and Salolampi Foundation to raise awareness, contribute to enrollment and deliver fun and transformational experiences at Salolampi. We introduced a new Nordic family week together with our neighbors and will continue working collaboratively to offer new flexible programming through the year. During FinnFest, I had the great honor to attend, on behalf of Salolampi, a private reception at the Minnesota Governor’s Residence with Governor Mark Dayton, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and his wife, Jenni Haukio. Watch for us live and on social media as our year continues with attendance at festivals and celebrations honoring Finland’s century of independence.

Live Local-Global

For 40 summers, Salolampi (and CLV since 1961), has been eager to engage villagers in global citizenship and the perks one receives from networking and learning globally. Most traditionally, but not exclusively, young people join us to learn many things through Finnish language and culture and then return to their lives, which may be very different from the play world they just experienced. Here is the catch of local-global: A human takes a learning risk to develop in a positively dramatic way—only to return home required to fit in as the person they previously were.

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Marlene Banttari & Wendy Johnson, with Joanne Bergman, John Hanson III, Gil Kinnunen, and Heidi Marttila-Losure

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Wendy J. Johnson, Points Of View, Inc. (POV), Orono, MN. POV generously discounts its prices for the Salolalmpi Foundation. The Sanomat is sent to over 6000 Salolampi contacts in the US, Finland, and Canada. V

This icon in the Sanomat represents a former Salolampi youth villager.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

www.salolampi.org

email: info@salolampi.org

Salolampi in 2017 A Year Filled To Capacity!

committed to sustaining the Finnish language & culture through scholarships & program support at the Salolampi Finnish Language Village – a Concordia Language Village

Winter Family Fun Weekend February 16–19 Adults, ages 19–99 – $300 Children, ages 4–18 – $165 Children, ages 0–3 – Free

We are proud of the contributions of our talented 2017 staff!

Fall 2017

a publication of the Salolampi Foundation –

SALOLAMPI 2018 OTHER SESSIONS & EVENTS

by John Jussi Hanson, Salolampi Foundation President

2017 was fabulous but 2018 promises to be just as stimulating! Salolampi will celebrate 25 years of summer programs at the current site. We encourage alumni to attend the festivities. Look for announcements to come. Because of the village’s excellent growth in attendance, the Foundation established a steering committee to look at potential funding raising for buildings. This project will look at the needs, attendance, and use of the facilities. This is another opportunity for cooperation with Concordia Language Villages. To begin the new year, we invite alumni and friends to a reunion on Saturday, January 27th in Minneapolis. Watch for details. The Foundation is looking forward to filling board positions as long-term members retire. We would like to fill three important positions. These volunteers would work in the areas of finance, fund raising, and data management. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please contact us at www.salolampi.org. For fun and culture, there are three winter/ spring events. These events are Nordic Holiday Weekend on December 8–10, Family Fun weekend on February 16–19, and Finnish Culture and Connections Weekend on April 6–8. We thank all who have contributed to Salolampi in many ways: donations, work weekends, property gifts, and board membership. Coming soon is sustaining membership. I look forward to meeting you at Salolampi. Kiitos paljon.

Salolammen Sanomat

PO Box 14480 Minneapolis MN 55414-0480

Family Week – Adults & Children Ages 0–18 June 11–16 One-Week Youth Exploration Sessions One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 18–23 One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 25–29 One Week Session – Ages 12–18 July 2–7 One-Week Session – Ages 7–12 July 9–14 Two-Week Youth Immersion Session Ages 8–15 June 18–30 Two-Week Youth Immersion Session & International Day – Ages 12–18 July 2–14 Four-Week Apprentice & International Day Ages 16–18 June 18–July 14 Four-Week High School Credit & International Day – Grades 9–12 June 18–July 14 Adventure Day Camps – Ages 6–11 June 19–23; June 26–30; July 10–14

Annina Aalto, Cultural Counselor at the Embassy of Finland, William Craft, President of Concordia College, and many former villagers and members of the Salolampi Foundation participated in our 40th anniversary at Salolampi Language Village on July 7. This summer, cabins, lodges, and classrooms were filled to capacity; and teachers from Finland and the U.S. held classes outdoors at the dance pavilion, on the decks, under canopies, and in the craft room. Appropriately, we observed our 40th year with a record high in villager attendance.

Total scholarships awarded in 2017 Salolampi Foundation Youth Scholarships......... $72,925 Salolampi Family Scholarships.............................. $6,345 Salolampi Foundation Scholarships.................... $79,270

Excerpts from a letter by Matt Turo Philaya, a past counselor… Dear Amy and staff of Salolampi, I am writing to send you a note of thanks for the wonderful time that my family and I had during Family Week at Salolampi this summer. For me personally, it was deeply fulfilling to experience that week with my family. Because my parents are no longer around, [my children] have had little to no exposure to this part of their heritage. In our one week at Salolampi, my family now has an informed appreciation of Finnish language and culture. I would also like to commend the staff for their leadership of the programming, for their outgoing interactions with all of us, and their generous and gracious sharing of the Finnish language. To the native Finns, thank you for taking this opportunity to help us create the unique Salolampi experience. You are the resources that keep things up-to-date and relevant… …We’ll be back …we’ll invite others …keep up the great work!

– Turo

Adult Week Villagers from 10 U.S. States & Canada

See our website & social media links for up-to-date details on sessions & events.

SPRING, 2017 – FROM CANADA, MANITOBA: Richard Castro; and SASKATCHEWAN: Valerie Knuuttila. FROM DELAWARE: Jean Hendrickson. FROM MINNESOTA: Shelley Kerber; Zara Kinnunen; Donna Mae Kovala. FROM MONTANA: David Repola. FROM PENNSYLVANIA: Teres Brennan. FROM VIRGINIA: Helen McMahon. FROM WISCONSIN: Kara McCarty. FALL, 2017 – FROM CALIFORNIA: Eloise Maki. FROM FLORIDA: Claudia Adkins. FROM MICHIGAN: John Makinen. FROM MINNESOTA: Ann Jalonen; Jon Moulder; Robert Pemberton. FROM MONTANA: David Repola. FROM NEW YORK: Dustin Craven; Richard Winkky. FROM WISCONSIN: Cheryl Lowery.

147 VILLAGERS FROM 20 U.S. STATES IN 2017 This summer, Salolampi villagers came from Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin.

FAMILY WEEK – June 12–17 (Adults & Children)

FROM CALIFORNIA: Kirsti and Duncan Snow. FROM GEORGIA: Yvette, Manuel, Oliver, and Colin Sanders. FROM MICHIGAN: Marissa, Benjamin, and Graham Clements. FROM MINNESOTA: Marcus and Mataya Branson; Alaina, Alexis, and Zachary Davidson; Megan Gehling; Amy, Anders, and Tuomi Gilbertson; Renee and Sylvia Hill; Jill Laitinen; Dennis and Gus Pernu; Jennifer, Matt, Elisabeth, and Thomas Philaya; Heidi and Frederick Wherland; Carol Wiitanen; Catherine and Maeve Wikstrom. FROM OHIO: Caitlin and Henrik Kilkka. FROM WISCONSIN: Anton, Elsa, and Greta Maki; Jean and Natalie Miller.

ONE-WEEK SESSIONS – YOUTH EXPLORATION

June 19–24 (Ages 7–11) – FROM CONNECTICUT: Isaac Ylitalo. FROM KENTUCKY: Eleanor Patterson. FROM MINNESOTA: Sloan and Susan Isaacs; Isabell Karvakko; Aida Kero; Sophie Middleton; Wesley Newell; Otso Runtasaari. FROM WISCONSIN: Grant Popp. June 26–July 1 (Ages 7–11) FROM ALASKA: Ilkka and Mauri Saarinen. FROM ILLINOIS: Levi and Seattle Creasy. FROM MINNESOTA: Emmie and Eva Doesken; Ivy Gordon; Kaisa and Markus Hogan; Kenna Huot; Riley Livingston; Paavo and Tuuli Rova; Wil Somero; Cyrus Struckman; Ella Thayer. July 3–8 (Ages 12–18) FROM MARYLAND: Isaac Hanson. FROM MICHIGAN: Elise Johnson. FROM MINNESOTA: Savanna Bauer; Marija Isaacs; Francie Kero; Jonas Ojanen; Monica Ruuska; Preston Sievert; Cooper Skowers; Nora and Amelia Wikstrom. July 10–15 (Ages 7–12) FROM CALIFORNIA: Torsten Levine. FROM MINNESOTA: Danika and Kai Dumarce; Maari Kvidt; Sonja and Sylvi Leppa; Franklin Maple; Fran Perry; Ari Petros. FROM NEW YORK: Lydia Sancho. FROM NORTH DAKOTA: Caius Kniert.

TWO-WEEK SESSIONS – YOUTH IMMERSION

June 19–July 1 (Ages 8–15) FROM KENTUCKY: Laurel Patterson. FROM MICHIGAN: Elle Williams. FROM MINNESOTA: August Karvakko; Sven Lahti; Eli Lahti-Schlotec; Harmony Livingston; August Melvin; Emily and Mia Middleton; Annelise, Ava, and Leah Raisanen; Ivy Selmi-Perry; Jaime Somero; Amelia and Jaclyn Wiitanen; Ava Williams; Leif Wyland. FROM WISCONSIN: Grace Stuhl. July 3–15 (Ages 12–18) FROM FLORIDA: Christina Carson; Johan Morales. FROM GEORGIA: Olivia Lord. FROM ILLINOIS: Hanna and Michaela Brown; Arielle Jones. FROM INDIANA: Eilan Price. FROM MARYLAND: Daniel Huisentruit; Isabel and Sabrina Viladegut. FROM MAINE: Christopher Koskinen. FROM MINNNESOTA: William Besonen; Tucker Henderson; Emmett Jaakkola; Elisabeth Nielsen; Annika Richardson; Katherine and Kristianna Woller; Liisa and Liv Wyland. FROM NORTH CAROLINA: Christel and Ruby Schober-Colburn. FROM NEVADA: Caroline Feldman. FROM UTAH: Heidi Paisley.

FOUR-WEEK HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT SESSION – June 19–July 15

(Grades 9–12) FROM CONNECTICUT: Alexander Ylitalo. FROM ILLINOIS: Olivia Laske; McKayla McMahon. FROM MARYLAND: Claire Hibbein; Alyssa Horne. FROM MICHIGAN: Katie Wakevainen. FROM MINNESOTA: Mark Kivimaki; Helen Newell. FROM MISSOURI: Emmanuellle Schroeder; Tristan Wells. FROM NORTH CAROLINA: Annikki and Magnus Nordby. FROM UTAH: Stella Ferro.

ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS (Ages 6–11)

July 10–14 – FROM CANADA: Markus Woloshyn. June 26–30 – FROM ILLINOIS: Levi Creasy. June 19–23 – FROM MINNESOTA: Hilma Newell.

APPRENTICE PROGRAM – July 19–July 15 (Ages 16–18) FROM MINNESOTA: Jack Wheeler.

Visit the Salolampi blog link at concordialanguagevillages.org for more photos and stories from Salolampi.

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Salolammen Sanomat Fall 2017

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